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Air Conditioning

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Able Heating & Air is your #1 HVAC contractor in Culpeper, 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 Able Heating & Air 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.

SEER
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 Able Heating & Air, we provide all the services you need to keep your AC running in top-notch shape. Call us at 540-718-7556 for repairs, maintenance, or new-system installation.

How Much Money Can a New Air Conditioner Save You?

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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“Very happy with our air conditioner repair today! Mike was very professional & explained everything as he went along. It was a pleasure having him come into our home and taking care of our situation. I would highly recommend using Able Heating and Air!” – Susan K.

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“Matt was on time and completed the work with little or no interruption to my home. Matt kept me aware of the work he was doing and asked my preference on the location of new vents that were being installed.”

– Kenville b.

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“Liam was prompt, attentive, informative, knowledgeable, and overall professional including his appearance.”

– Charles S.

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“Greg was very polite and thorough. Just waiting for an estimate.”

– Joan B.

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“Reliable & Professional!”

– Caleigh-Ruth B.

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“License to slay all A/C troubles! Moore, Michael Moore to the rescue. Smart. Reliable. Professional. Wonderful personality! And, he is the A/C whisperer! Trust me, his knowledge will keep your home in the cool and your A/C will thank you for it! Yep … pretty sure it was Michael Moore — not Roger — playing James Bond all those years ago! Thanks, 007! For keeping the heat out!”

– Davy M.

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“This is our first experience with Able Heating & Air but certainly not our last. We have a second rental home near Shenandoah National Park and the AC fan blower went out last week in the peak of the summer. Michael was promptly dispatched to our remote cabin, assessed the problem, and ordered the part. He came out the following day (again not a short drive) to install two temporary AC unions for us to use, free of charge, until our permanent repair could be made.

Everything about Able is professional. It is a well-run company, courtesies at every step, prompt, reliable, and trustworthy. What every service company should strive for. Simply the best.

We hope we won’t need Able in the future, but if something else breaks with our AC, heater, or hot water heater, Able will be the people we call.”

– Keith K.

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“June 19 , 2020
Liam and Emilio came to give maintenance recommended a new system explained everything was very friendly very polite knew what they were doing. Great job!”

– Mary D.

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“Michael was awesome! He explained what was going on with my AC unit and went over my options with me. Michael was very kind and courteous.”

– Cindy L.

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“Second time using Able. First time furnace, this time cooling. Same great experience. Professional, knowledgeable, courteous Technician, Michael Moore. With an 18 year old HVAC unit I was a sitting duck to be sold a new system whether needed or not. Michael quickly diagnosed my cooling problem and provided a relatively inexpensive fix instead. He then gave me an honest assessment of the system. Refreshing to see such integrity in our day and age. Definitely a repeat customer.”

– Doug W.


Able Heating & Air proudly provides HVAC service to Culpeper, Locust Grove, Spotsylvania, Boston, Madison, Orange, Reva, Rixeyville, Warrenton,  and the surrounding communities. Visit our service area page for more coverage details, call us at 540-718-7556, or request service online today.