Air Conditioning Articles

Does My Air Conditioner Help with Allergies?

June 28, 2018

Does an air conditioner help with allergies? Yes, if you properly maintain the unit. Air conditioners can help filter your home’s air and control humidity, and both of these things are important in the allergy world. It’s estimated there are now 50 million seasonal allergy sufferers in America. Properly maintaining your HVAC system is the…

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Why is My AC Blowing Hot Air?

May 24, 2018

What happens when you turn on your air conditioning unit and it blows hot or warm air? There are many reasons this might be happening. We want to keep you cool at Vailes, so here are a few simple things that you can check before you call us or request service online. Check Your Thermostat…

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The Importance of Air Conditioning Maintenance

April 17, 2018

An air conditioner, just like a car, needs regular maintenance and service for it to run efficiently. We recommend getting your AC unit serviced and cleaned once a year. You should do this in the spring, to ensure that your unit will run with the most efficiency during the hottest summer months. Why is this…

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How Does an Air Conditioner Work?

July 26, 2017

Aside from the professionals, like ours at Vailes Heating and Air, who really thinks about air conditioners and their components? Air conditioners keep your Virginia home or business cool and comfy when the outside temperatures are high, and that’s all you really need to know, right? Well, air conditioners do so much more than just…

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Why is my Air Conditioner Blowing Hot Air?

July 7, 2017

What happens when you turn on your air conditioning unit and it blows hot or warm air? There are many reasons this might be happening, but we know it is not acceptable here in Fishersville. At Vailes, we want to keep you cool, so here are a few simple things that you can check before…

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Why Is My Air Conditioner Making So Much Noise?

April 25, 2017

Your air conditioning unit will always make some noise when running, and older units are louder than newer ones, so consider the age of your unit before getting too concerned about the noise that it is making. At Vailes Heating & Air, we recommend a maintenance inspection at least once a year to inspect the…

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What Size AC Unit Should I Get for My Home?

April 24, 2017

Having the right sized air conditioner is a key component in cooling your space effectively. A unit that is too small has to run constantly, playing catch up all day trying to fill a space that it isn’t designed for. A unit that is too big will turn on, cool the space quickly and then…

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How to Save Money on Energy this Summer

August 10, 2016

The US Department of Energy says that air conditioning can account for up to 47% of your energy bill. At Vailes Heating & Cooling, we take energy efficiency seriously. Here in Virginia we understand that air conditioning is crucial for comfort during the hot months and our advice may help you save money on your…

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All About Your Air Conditioner

July 28, 2016

An air conditioner is a standard appliance in home comfort. The Energy Information Administration reports that 87% of homes have an AC unit and they account for almost 20% of yearly electricity consumption in the US. At Vailes, we believe that knowledge is power – the more you know about the appliances you are using,…

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Central Air Conditioning Basics

July 14, 2016

At Vailes we believe that the more you know about your HVAC system the better decisions you can make in regards to it. Here are 4 of the main parts to your central air system: Condenser This is the outside metal unit. This is where the gas from the compressor is condensed into a liquid.…

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