Air Conditioning

Closeup of air conditioner fan.

Vailes Home Services is your #1 HVAC contractor in Fishersville, VA and the surrounding communities. We are the leading company for all of your air conditioning needs. If you need repairs, maintenance, or a brand new system installed, the technicians at Vailes Home Services are the qualified and professional crew for the job.

We provide the highest quality service for your air conditioner. We also aim to educate and inform our customers. Informed decisions are good decisions. We want you to feel confident we are qualified to perform the service for which you are hiring us.

Air Conditioning Basics

The four main components to your air conditioner are:

Condenser: The condenser is the outside metal unit and where the gas from the compressor is condensed into a liquid. The gas entering the condenser is very hot. The temperature is then lowered, so the gas can convert back to a liquid.

Compressor: The compressor is inside the condenser. It circulates the pressurized refrigerant, to concentrate the heat, and changes the low pressure gas to high pressure.

Evaporator: The evaporator is the part of the system inside the home. In simple language, it absorbs the heat from your home.

Expansion Valve: The expansion valve controls the amount of refrigerant in your system.

All of these pieces are connected by a copper tube that handles refrigerant, creating a closed loop. Heat is collected in the evaporator, sent outside to the condenser. The heat is removed, and the cool air is recirculated back into your home.

AC Facts

An Air Conditioner Doesn’t Create Cool Air.
What happens in the AC process is actually the removal of heat from the air. Your AC uses a chemical called refrigerant to remove heat and transfer it outside. The warm air runs through the lines and coils in your unit and goes from liquid to gas and back again. During this process, the refrigerant removes the heat and transfers it elsewhere so that when the air comes out the other side, it is cool.

Your AC Will Remove Humidity.
Lower humidity helps the overall comfort level in your home by making you feel cooler, even if the temperature is the same.

Your Air Filter Needs To Be Checked And Replaced Every Three To Six Months.
(depending on the manufacturer’s recommendations)
A dirty air filter restricts your air flow, which reduces efficiency, costing you money, and over time can put stress on your unit and could cause a costly repair.

Maintenance, Maintenance, Maintenance.
Your air conditioner needs regular checkups to keep it running in tip-top shape. Having regular annual preventative maintenance will bring your system longer life and fewer breakdowns over all.

The Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio (SEER) measures air conditioning and heat pump cooling efficiency, which is calculated by the cooling output for a typical cooling season divided by the total electric energy input during the same time frame. A higher SEER rating means greater energy efficiency.

At Vailes Home Services, we provide all the services you need to keep your AC running in top-notch shape. Call us at 540-942-0198 for repairs, maintenance, or new-system installation.

How Much Money Can You Save with a New Air Conditioner?

Our SEER energy savings calculator can help determine how much you could save on your utility bills. Simply enter your current unit's SEER value and compare it to a newer, more efficient system. You can even customize it to better match your home's system for a more accurate calculation.

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Need Air Conditioner Service?

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Will came out to service my A/C. He was very knowledgeable, professional, and polite. I will definitely be using Vailes again in the future for my service and maintenance needs! – Brian A.

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Casey has serviced my heating/cooling systems for a number of years. He has always been polite, professional and helpful. His inspections are thorough and efficient. He has adjusted the units when they needed it and informed me of the work he had done. I feel comfortable with and appreciate his work.

– Darcie M.

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“After dealing with a former heating & ac company… 3 technicians, no results, & no call back (who said I would have to tear into my wall or siding), Will had the problem repaired and back up & running In no time. He was very polite, very knowledgeable, and took excellent care of my ac system inside and out. This is the type of technician you want coming into your home…100% reliable. Everyone I have dealt with at Vailes has been exceptional, including Samantha, who was so sweet & helpful. Thank you!!!”

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“Michael was very open, friendly, and accommodating. He showed me everything I needed to know and seemed to know what he was doing. I am very satisfied with his work.”

– Sam I.

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“The work and knowledge was excellent. Vailes put ever effort in to achieve customer satisfaction!”

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“Casey did a wonderful job checking my unit. He was very professional and explained everything as he went. I am very impressed!”

– Clint M.


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“Michael is such a nice boy. He made me feel very comfortable. I have a lot of trust in him.”

– Tanya E.

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“Casey was super! He was very polite and checked everything on my system for me.”

– Pat Q.

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“Will and Michael just finished installing our new air conditioner. They did a wonderful job and we are very pleased. Casey was also helpful by coming by with a portable A/C unit and taking the time to install it to give us some cooling until the system could be replaced. Thanks, Vailes for all of your help and great work!”

– J. W.

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“Michael was amazing to work with! He was patient and helped answer all of my (many) questions about AC units. He was able to identify the problem and recharge my system, even after running into a few snags with my system. Michael is professional, kind, and knows his stuff! Thank you for helping us out at this hot time of the year!”

– Jackson R.

Vailes Home Services proudly provides HVAC service to Fishersville, Staunton, Waynesboro, Afton, Churchville, Grottoes, Stuarts Draft, Swooope, Verona, and the surrounding communities. Visit our service area page for more coverage details, call us at 540-942-0198, or request service online today.