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How to Lower Your Winter Heating Bill

January 31, 2024
How to Lower Your Winter Heating Bill. Children laughing jumping and hugging their grandfather.

Let’s face it: running your furnace gets expensive. Heating alone accounts for over 40 percent of the average American’s utility bill, according to a US Department of Energy (DOE) analysis. Staying warm can be a costly proposition.

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What Is a Dual Fuel Heating System?

January 15, 2024
What Is a Dual Fuel Heating System? Women looking at device with serious expression.

So, you’re thinking about upgrading your Virginia heating and cooling system. Have you ever heard of dual fuel? 

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How to Spot a Cracked Heat Exchanger

December 29, 2023
How to Spot a Cracked Heat Exchanger. Man coughs in his elbow while sitting on sofa at home.

At Able Heating and Air, we take the safety of our customers in Virginia very seriously. That’s why we want you to know how to spot a cracked heat exchanger.

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Furnace Flue Tips

November 30, 2023
Furnace Flue Tips - Hardhat and Furnace Tubes.

Even though our Able Heating and Air heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) experts are always here for you, as a Locust Grove homeowner, you should know at least a little something about your heating and cooling system

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7 Furnace Maintenance Tips

November 15, 2023
7 Furnace Maintenance Tips - Maintenance Man Gives a Furnace a Tune Up.

It’s understandable that maintenance tasks often fall by the wayside. Many Culpeper homeowners follow the mantra of “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.”

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What Is Short Cycling?

September 29, 2023
What Is Short Cycling? - Woman Laying in a Warm Room.

Our team at Able Heating & Air wants you to understand the concept of short cycling, why it can be harmful and costly, what causes the problem, and what you can do about it.

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Schedule Your Annual Furnace Inspection Now

January 16, 2023
A technician studies a clipboard. Schedule Your Annual Furnace Inspection Now.

This important chore is easier than raking leaves or cleaning gutters when you call the heating and cooling experts at Able Heating & Air. 

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Video – Upgrade Your Furnace

December 23, 2022
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Upgrade your furnace for increased energy efficiency and heating cost reduction.

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When Should You Replace Your Furnace?

November 15, 2022
Someone working on a furnace. When Should You Replace Your Furnace?

Your furnace plays the key role in keeping you warm in your Locust Grove home, but even with routine maintenance, it does not last forever. Nobody wants to think about replacing any major household system, but it’s generally more cost effective to be proactive in your thinking about it.

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What’s That Sound Coming From My Furnace?

February 7, 2022
What’s That Sound Coming From My Furnace?

It’s normal for your furnace to make some noise. For instance, a dull hum is to be expected. However, louder noises might spell trouble for your heating unit’s components. Remember to turn off your furnace if it makes any alarming sounds and leave the repair job to a professional.

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How Do I Keep My Heat During Extreme Cold Weather?

January 14, 2022
How Do I Keep My Heat During Extreme Cold Weather?

We receive countless calls every time the temperatures drop below normal ranges, as homeowners here in Culpeper encounter problems with their home’s heating system. With the record-low temperatures and extreme conditions most of the country is currently experiencing, our Able Heating & Air professionals want to share some insights and tips with you to keep your indoors cozy while Old Man Winter blusters away outdoors.

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Furnace Filters 101

November 16, 2021
Furnace Filters 101

Your furnace filter is the unsung hero of your furnace. It quietly does its 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 Able Heating & Air think you should know to help it do its job.

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6 Ways Your Furnace Keeps You Safe

January 15, 2021
6 ways your furnace keeps you safe

Your fuel-burning furnace has a number of mechanisms allowing it to run safely and effectively. These features prevent fires and protect your indoor air quality (IAQ). They also work to prevent internal errors from damaging large portions of your furnace.

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What Are The Signs I Need a New Furnace?

December 15, 2020
what are signs I need a new furnace?

A furnace is a major investment for any Culpeper homeowner. Although it’s not something that will need to be done frequently, most people will face the decision of needing to purchase a new heating system sometime during home ownership.

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What’s That Smell Coming From My Furnace?

November 17, 2020
What's That Smell Coming From My Furnace?

If your furnace is producing a strange smell, you should always treat it with caution. While the cause for the odor may be benign, it could just as easily be harmful to inhale. When in doubt, always open windows to ensure ventilation, and evacuate your home.

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Is My Furnace Overheating?

February 17, 2020
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Just about any electrical appliance has the potential to overheat. Furnaces are no exception. As a homeowner, you need to take precautions to lower the risk of an overheated unit. You should also be wary of the associated symptoms, so you know when to take action. Remember, if your system gets too hot, you should…

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Why Isn’t My Furnace Heating My Entire Home?

January 23, 2020
Using heater at home in winter. Woman warming her hands sitting by device with cat and wearing warm clothes. Heating season.

If your furnace seems to be producing heating inconsistently around your home to you, you’re not alone. Many homes have varied conditions from room to room causing spotty heating or cooling. On cold days, this can be a nuisance. For example, you may be confined to only a few rooms in your home. Or you…

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How Does My Gas Furnace Work?

November 6, 2019
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Although today’s furnaces can generate heat using a variety of fuels, natural gas is one of the most popular. Natural gas furnaces typically use a combination of methane and other carbon-based gases. Our professionals at Able Heating & Air encourage you to understand how your gas furnace works so you can spot any potential problems…

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5 Reasons to Schedule a Fall Furnace Clean and Check

October 9, 2019
quiet neighborhood preparing for fall furnace maintenance

Once the cooler weather hits here in Culpeper this fall, you are going to want the inside of your home toasty and comfortable. This means turning on your furnace. Long before the first night you’ll want to use it, you should have your furnace cleaned and checked by a professional from Able Heating & Air. …

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Why Is My Furnace Blowing Cold Air?

January 15, 2019
Cold home

Imagine in the middle of winter, coming home after a long day at work or school and settling down with your family after to do homework, or watch a movie and suddenly there is cold air blowing out of your vents! This could be prime time to panic, but don’t! Here are a few things…

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When do I need a new Furnace?

November 21, 2018
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Here are few simple things to take into consideration when thinking about a new furnace. 1. How Old Is Your Furnace? The average life expectancy of a furnace is 15 to 20 years. The closer your furnace gets to this age range, the more attention you should pay to the warning signs. Start shopping for…

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