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All About Your Main Line Drain

March 22, 2016

A main line clog will trap all water in your house, so that any water that runs through your system will not exit your property. You will be able to see water creeping back into your home through the lowest point, most commonly the basement. A main line sewer clog will cause your toilet to percolate and water to come up the bathtub anytime you run something through a line in the house.

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The Importance of Duct Cleaning

March 10, 2016

Duct Cleaning, along with other maintenance cleaning can improve your energy efficiency and give your HVAC system longer life. It is recommended to have your ducts inspected and serviced once a season, especially if you have a fuel burning furnace. A fuel burning furnace can present the danger of carbon monoxide and you should have your system serviced to protect against the possibility of CO poisoning.

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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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Frozen Pipes: Prevention, Thawing and What To Do When One Bursts

February 12, 2016

Frozen pipes can lead to burst pipes. When water freezes, it expands. As it expands it presses on the walls of what is holding it in, in this case a pipe. Pipes that freeze the most are those that are exposed to the extreme cold. These pipes are most commonly along exterior walls, uninsulated pipes, swimming pool supply lines, sprinkler lines, pipes in unheated areas like basements or garages, attics or crawlspaces and even in kitchen cabinets.

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Hiring a Plumber

January 21, 2016

Hiring a qualified, experienced and honest plumber is an important step for a homeowner. It is important to find a plumber that knows what he/she is doing. They are responsible for parts of your house that are crucial to your daily life and if they fail to execute their job correctly it can result in costly repairs later on.

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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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All About Boilers and Radiators

December 22, 2015

A hot water system is a closed system. This means that water constantly circulates from the boiler though the pipes. Newer systems will have two pipes, one with hot water flowing in, and another with cooled down water flowing back to the boiler. Older systems have one continuous loop.

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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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