Use Zone Controls for More Efficient Heating and Cooling

September 27, 2016

Do some areas of your home stay warmer or colder even as you adjust the temperature? If you have a large home or a home with multiple stories and you are not using more than one thermostat you most likely have an uneven distribution of heating or cooling. A zone control system gives you control…

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All About Humidity and How to Control Mold

September 12, 2016

High indoor humidity can be hard to control. Often people use their air conditioners to remove moisture from their home since this happens as a by-product of cooling. However dehumidification is not the primary purpose of and air conditioner. An air conditioner runs off of a thermostat which only senses temperature not humidity levels. When…

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What is a Heat Pump and How Does it Work?

August 24, 2016

A heat pump is a device that transfers heat from one place to another, from in to out or from out to in. In the winter it works like a heater, extracting heat energy from outside and transferring it inside. In the summer the process reverses and it will remove heat from your home and…

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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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How Do I Know if I Need Well Pump Service?

June 27, 2016

If you notice any changes in the quality or the pressure of your water, you may have a problem with your well. 5 signs that you need service No water Low water pressure Dirty water Water surge Air “spitting” from the faucet There are seven basic parts to your well system: For your well system…

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Common and Useful HVAC Definitions

June 8, 2016

We know that sometimes it can be hard to understand what our technicians and office staff are talking about. There are lots of technical words that we use around the office when we are talking about HVAC. Here is a list of some commonly used terms and phrases to help you better understand what we…

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Common AC Problems

May 25, 2016

In the summer in Virginia, we can run our AC units pretty much around the clock. Along with regular maintenance and inspections on your unit you should also keep in mind these common problems. If you keep your air conditioning unit clean and maintained regularly you shouldn’t have any problem keeping your house comfortable and…

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Ductless Cooling and Heating

May 11, 2016

Originally from Japan, ductless heating and cooling was introduced to the US about 30 years ago. Sales and popularity have been growing since then. It is an efficient and quiet alternative to traditional central AC and other traditional home heating and cooling options. Why should I install Ductless Heating and Cooling? Money and Energy Saving…

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