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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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Air Conditioner Maintenance in Culpeper, VA 22701

“Liam arrived on time for a mai ten event service visit. He is a very personable young mam and I think he is a real asset to your company. I rate his visit as a 6 star with 5 as the best.” – William D.

Air Conditioner Maintenance in Locust Grove, VA 22508

“Seth is most professional, knowledgeable, and provided excellent customer service. He answered questions and provided detailed information. Service that we trust and would highly recommend. Highly recommend Able Heating and Air to others without a doubt! Entire team is awesome!”

– Donna M.

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“VERY PROFESSIONAL AND KNOWLEDGEABLE.”

– MARK H.

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“Today was a final inspection appointment. The whole team has been great to work with throughout the replacement of our new unit.”

– Susan P.

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“On a vey busy day Greg came to our rescue. The evening before our Trane HVAC had proceeded to increase the level of heat to 82 degrees and was still rising. I went to the thermostat with its instruction booklet and with very limited tech knowledge was able to get the temp to a more moderate degree. Called Able and they responded later this morning when all technicians were very busy. The response was above and beyond a normal expected response. We recalled a problem earlier in which a "sham"
E-Mail had caused Comcast to change our internet info. That may have caused our problem..
At any rate, Able took care of the problem in record time. I have always found this company to be very reliable and they have always met our needs.”

– Donna S.

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“Michael was very attentive and extremely knowledgable in his work. He kept me up to date on all that he was doing.”

– Melanie D.

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“He was very professional and explained everything he did.”

– Terry W.

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“The process of scheduling ABLE, the communication leading up to the visit, during and after was top notch. The service was prompt, accurate and friendly. Could not ask for a better experience.”

– Brandon D.

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“This is the second time that Mike has come out to service my unit. He is always very knowledgeable and willing to explain things to me in detail when I ask questions. I would highly recommend Able Heating and Air and Mike in particular to my neighbors and friends if they were to have HVAC problems or questions.”

– Neil M.

Air Conditioner Installation in Warrenton, VA 20187

“The 2 men who installed my cooling system did a great job. They knew their jobs and worked straight through the day. Matt and Dylan were very polite, and cleaned their work area before leaving. Thank you again for the prompt attention to my problem with my A/C and working me into your schedule.”

– Mary M.


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.