Furnaces Articles

How Do I Know When I Need a New Furnace?

October 19, 2021
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Let’s face it—there’s never a good time for the heat to go out in your Virginia home. You certainly don’t want to wait until your heating system stops working for you to realize you need a replacement!

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Why Is the Furnace Pilot Light Going Out?

February 26, 2021
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If you ever hear your gas furnace turn on but cannot feel any warm air blowing from the vents inside your Virginia home, chances are the pilot light went out.

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How Can I Make My Furnace Last Longer?

December 15, 2020
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The average furnace lasts between 10 and 15 years. But did you know you can take steps to make it last longer? There is no shortcut or hack to increase your furnace’s longevity.

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What’s That Sound Coming From My Furnace?

December 27, 2019
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It’s normal for your furnace to make some noise. For instance, a dull hum is to be expected. However, louder noises might spell trouble for your heating unit’s components. Remember to turn off your furnace if it makes any alarming sounds and leave the repair job to a professional. To help you, our Vailes Home…

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What’s That Smell Coming From My Furnace?

November 26, 2019
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If your furnace is producing a strange smell, you should always treat it with caution. While the cause for the odor may be benign, it could just as easily be harmful to inhale. When in doubt, always open windows to ensure ventilation, and evacuate your Virginia home. For your convenience and protection, our Vailes Home…

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5 Reasons to Schedule a Fall Furnace Clean and Check

November 13, 2019
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Cooler weather is here, you will want to keep the inside of your home toasty and comfortable. This means your furnace has been turned on. Your furnace should be cleaned and checked by a professional, contact us to have one of our technicians from Vailes Home Services scheduled to check your heat. You may think…

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When Do I Know It’s Time to Buy a New Furnace?

October 25, 2019
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It’s easy to moan when you decide that a major appliance or home system needs replacing. After all, these are expensive investments and probably not your favorite way to spend your hard-earned money. Unfortunately, there’s often not a clear-cut message, short of an appliance completely breaking down, that definitively indicates it’s time to buy a…

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Furnace Filters 101

October 14, 2019
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Your furnace filters are the unsung hero of your furnace. They quietly do their job without any fuss and allows the rest of the furnace to do its job. It’s not a complicated item, but there are some basics we at Vailes Home Improvement Services think you should know to help it do its job.…

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Why Won’t My Furnace Stop Running?

February 21, 2019
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Is your furnace blowing air without pause? If so, you’re probably feeling a bit concerned. First, your house most likely feels like an oven. On top of that, your utility bill will be considerably higher with your furnace constantly running. Believe it or not, this is a fairly common problem, so you don’t need to…

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