General HVAC Articles

HVAC Ways to Go Green in Your Home

June 12, 2020
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Going green is all the rage. And it’s understandable why. We all have a responsibility to care for the world around us for future generations. You probably already take at least small steps to do things like reduce, reuse, and recycle.

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Diamond Contractors®: Your Partner for a Hassle-Free Installation

May 22, 2020
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Mitsubishi Electric created the Diamond Contractor® program. This multi-stage qualification process ensures professionals are kept up-to-date on equipment, new industry technologies and installation best practices.

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Spring HVAC Refresh

April 30, 2020
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Spring has officially sprung and with it comes spring cleaning. Many homeowners use this time of year as a chance to refresh, tidy up and tackle home improvement projects before the summer heat creeps in.

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HVAC Investment: What Contributes to System Cost?

March 15, 2020
Air Conditioner repairman explaining cost of repairs to homeowners

It’s no secret that HVAC equipment is an investment. We’ve all known that person who tried to “cut corners” with an inexpensive heating and cooling system only to replace it a few years after installing it. While taking an initial look at pricing, conventional systems may appear to be the cost-conscious choice compared to split-ductless…

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Top 10 Ways to Reduce Your Energy Bill in 2020

January 23, 2020
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Happy New Year! Now let’s reduce your energy bill. Heating and cooling are the two biggest culprits. The average household in the United States spends about $1,400 a year on energy bills, according to, with nearly half of that amount going to heating and cooling. Control these two costs, and you will save money.…

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Why does My Pilot Light keep Going out?

July 23, 2019
A temperature gauge showing just the right temperature.

The most common reason that your pilot light on your water heater keeps going out is a damaged, bent or dirty thermocouple.

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What Is Short Cycling and Why Is It Important?

June 26, 2019
Air conditioner short cycling in the summer

Imagine starting your car, driving a block, and turning off the ignition. Then, you fire up your car again, drive another block, and park your car at the next intersection. If you drove this way to work and back each day, your car would probably not last very long. It’s tough on many of a…

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Time to Store Your Garden Hoses

November 15, 2018
Store your Garden Hoses

With the colder weather here, be sure to unhook garden hoses from all outdoor spigots and bring them inside!

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How to Choose Between Contractors for Your New Heating & Cooling System

August 9, 2018

When you’re faced with replacing your heating and cooling system, it can be daunting. It seems there’s so much to know. And even when you have your standard three quotes from contractors, how do you know which one to pick? You may be tempted to simply choose the lowest bid, but don’t do it––at least…

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Happy New Years from Vailes

December 31, 2017

Vailes Heating & Air is proud to offer services to Waynesboro, Staunton, Augusta County, and nearby communities. Call us at 540-942-0198 or request service online today!

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