Heating Articles

Fall HVAC Maintenance in Virginia

October 25, 2017

As the saying goes, “time and tide wait for no one.” Whether you’re prepared or not, the summer months and warmer weather are gone, moving aside for fall and cooler temps. That means here in Fishersville or Waynesboro, you need to think about preparing your HVAC system for fall maintenance. Maintaining your heating and cooling…

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HVAC and Thermostat Troubleshooting

December 14, 2016

The thermostat is the first thing to check if your furnace won’t turn on or is not functioning correctly. The thermostat is a heat-activated switch. It has a temperature sensor that causes the switch to open or close, which in turn completes or disrupts the electrical circuit that runs your heating and cooling system. If…

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How to Save Money on Your Heating Bill this Winter

November 15, 2016

Is your energy bill too high in the winter time? Are you looking for ways to cut costs? There are a number of simple things that you can do at home to save you money. Some of them are big projects but most are simple things that you can do in your day to day…

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How Do I Know if I Need a New Furnace?

October 12, 2016

A new furnace is a big investment and can be a heavy cost for any homeowner in Virginia. It can be hard to make the decision replace your current furnace, every furnace will need to be replaced at some point in a home’s life. How do you know when it is time to say good…

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What is Short Cycling?

April 4, 2016

Short cycling means short run times and short off times, that your furnace is turning on and off quickly and thus not providing the heat that your home needs. It can happen for a number of reasons. A furnace that is too big for your home is often the culprit. When your home heats too…

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Different Kinds of Gas Furnaces

February 23, 2016

There are three different types of gas furnaces available. There are a few things that factor into which kind will work for you. You should consider your heating requirements, duct work and insulation, size of you home and number of floors, and your budget.

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Furnace Maintenance Tips

January 7, 2016

Before starting any kind of routine maintenance or cleaning make sure you have taken the proper safety precautions, such as turning your appliance off. If at any point you question what you are doing or think you might damage your furnace or hurt yourself, do not proceed.

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When Do I Need To Replace My Furnace?

December 7, 2015

Ask one of the heating experts at Vailes Heating & Air. We will tell you about a few things to take into consideration when wondering about your furnace and when or how soon you will need a new one.

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Why Is My Furnace Blowing Cold Air?

November 30, 2015

Make sure your thermostat is set on the correct setting. If it is set to “ON” the blower will run constantly even when the furnace isn’t heating any air. And the air that comes through the vents will seem cool because it is room temperature air. Turn your thermostat to “AUTO”, now the fan will only run when the furnace is heating and you won’t get tepid or room temperature air.

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How Does a Furnace Work?

September 15, 2015

There are a few common problems that come with a gas furnace, some simple, some more serious. They can be as simple as a pilot light that needs relighting to short cycling, noise and not blowing hot air. Call us today if you are experiencing any problems with your furnace and we can diagnose the issue for you.

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