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

October 25, 2019

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

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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Fall Indoor Air Quality

September 27, 2019

At Vailes Home Improvement Services, we know in cooler weather people tend to spend more time indoors at home. Knowing this, it’s important to be sure your indoor air quality is protected, keeping both you and your home protected.

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How to Maintain Your Ductless Heating & Cooling System

September 13, 2019

A ductless, or mini-split, heating and cooling system is a splendid choice for your Virginia home and a worthwhile investment. It offers many benefits, and you can enjoy them all for years to come if you maintain the system on a consistent basis.

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3 Health Benefits for Using Your AC While Sleeping

August 23, 2019

A major part of your health relies on getting a good night’s sleep. That’s why it’s not just important to run your air conditioner during the hot summer days. You need to keep your home comfortably cool at night as well. At Vailes Home Improvement Services, we understand that depending on your air conditioner to…

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Why Is My Heat Pump Blowing Hot Air on the Cool Setting?

August 12, 2019

We at Vailes Home Improvement Services hope you’re enjoying the warm weather this season. Although if you’re reading this article, you might be a bit tired of it. It’s a hot day, yet your heat pump doesn’t want to cooperate and is circulating hot air throughout your house. If this is the case, you probably…

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Top Causes of AC Failure

July 31, 2019

If you are a homeowner in Virginia getting ready for a scorching summer, you will want to understand the top causes of air conditioner failures and what to do to prevent or address them.

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Why does My Pilot Light keep Going out?

July 23, 2019

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

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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Mistakes to Avoid When Purchasing an Air Conditioner

Mistakes to Avoid When Purchasing an Air Conditioner

June 12, 2019

Purchasing an air conditioner requires effort, but it doesn’t need to be stressful! Whether you’re looking to weather the warmer seasons in Fishersville…

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