Happy young family working from home, An Overview of Popular Green Certifications | HVAC Systems | Vailes

An Overview of Popular Green Certifications

October 20, 2020

In today’s residential construction landscape, there’s a growing popularity of sustainably-built homes. The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) reports, “one third of single-family builders and multifamily builders/remodelers are developing 50 percent or more of their projects green.” And that percentage is growing.

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Fall HVAC Maintenance

October 12, 2020

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 you need to think about preparing your heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system for fall maintenance. Maintaining your…

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Mythbusters: The Bigger the HVAC System, the Better

September 17, 2020

While variable-capacity HVAC technology was introduced to the U.S. over 30 years ago and is very common abroad, many consumers in the U.S. are still unfamiliar with heat pump technology and are still untrusting of its capabilities. With that mindset, there’s a lot of “myths” about these systems that we’re setting out to debunk! Myth: The…

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What Does AC SEER Mean?

September 10, 2020

When it comes to your air conditioner (AC), a common term used in the heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) business you are likely to see everywhere is your air conditioner’s SEER. But what exactly is SEER?

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Project Profile: Taylor High-Performance Home

August 19, 2020

When the Taylor family decided to build a modern, custom home in Austin, Texas, their project team had to deliver when it came to selecting high-performance mechanical systems that didn’t interrupt their design vision. “They wanted something very comfortable, modern and livable,” said Tom Sullivan, an associate of CleanTag LLC, a local builder that specializes in building high-end residences.

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Electric fan in the room, Improve Your Home’s Indoor Air Quality | HVAC Maintenance | Fisherville

Improve Your Home’s Indoor Air Quality

August 13, 2020

Stand outdoors on one of those days when the weather feels perfect, take a few deep breaths, and enjoy the fresh air.

Later, take another deep breath—only inside your Virginia home. How does it compare?

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The Livable Design Concept

July 24, 2020

Today’s residential builders have more to offer than standard, code-built, single-family homes. Many builders are looking to enhance their new projects with specialty seals, certificates and accolades that promise quality construction. While most industry professionals are familiar with ENERGY STAR® and HERS ratings, new certifications are cropping up that focus on more than energy efficiency.

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How Does Your Central Air Conditioner Cool Your Home?

July 10, 2020

Aside from the professionals, like ours at Vailes Home Improvement Services, who really thinks about air conditioners and their components? Air conditioners keep your home or business cool and comfy when the outside temperatures are high, and that’s all you really need to know, right?

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The Ever-Growing Importance of Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) & Energy Efficiency

June 23, 2020

Homes are more than just the spaces we live in. As current times are proving, our dwellings keep us safe and are representative of our lifestyle. With stay-at-home orders affecting most of the country, homeowners have been given time to reflect on the aspects of their home that serve them best, as well as features…

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HVAC Ways to Go Green in Your Home

June 12, 2020

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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