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?

Contact the experts at Able Heating & Air.

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Air Conditioner Maintenance in Culpeper, VA 22701

“Seth was very thorough and detailed in his work, and provided good recommendations for future maintenance or any expected issues. Seth also arrived precisely when the appointment started, and the reminder call, and email detailing the tech was on his way was very appreciated.” – Andrew E.

Air Conditioner Installation in Culpeper, VA 22701

“Forget all other A/C installers … unless those folks want to be trained and hired by Abel in Culpeper! From top to bottom this is the best service company we have ever worked with! They treat you — are you sure you can handle this? — like people! The Venable husband and wife team that run this franchise are wonderful people who care about their clients! Honest, hard-working, thoughtful, generous, gracious and perhaps the best dynamic duo in the A/C biz! Fabulous folks! And their crew? Well-trained, efficient, polite, clean — with warm personality and humor to boot! You want the best? Choose Culpeper Able. Or, take a chance on the other guys. I cast my trust on the Venables and their team of Cracker Jack A/C warriors that worked hard to keep my family cool in the NOVA heat! God Bless them all!”

– Davy M.

Air Conditioner Repair in Locust Grove, VA 22508

“Seth came out, found out what the problem was, and fixed the problem in a timely manner. He took the time to explain what the problem was, showed the problem part, explained why it failed, and replaced the part. He also did a further diagnostic on the system to find any other potential problems. He conducted himself in a professional and courteous manner. I would DEFINITELY hire Able Heating and Air again!”

– Laird K.

Air Conditioner Maintenance in Culpeper, VA 22701

“Seth was so pleasant & answered all my questions regarding the maintenance on my A/C. Great job!”

– Bunny B.

Air Conditioner Maintenance in Somerset, VA 22972

“Seth came to our home and we discussed the history of the problems we have had with our AC/Heating unit. He checked out our system and determined that it was holding pressure and did not have any leaks. He advised us that the cost of cleaning it, given the age of the system and the degree of difficulty, would simply not be a good investment for us. I am grateful for his honest assessment as we knew that such a service would be expensive for us. When the time comes for repair or replacement we will surely contact Able!”

– Mark O.

Air Conditioner Replacement in Culpeper, VA 22701

“From the initial system evaluation through the completion of the replacement Greg and his team of exceptional technicians were professional, courteous, and very skilled in all aspects of HVAC design and installation. Can't say enough about the excellent services provided by Matt, Jay, and Liam. Each provided clear explanations of their activity during every phase of the system replacement process and demonstrated pride in their work and respect for my home. This is particularly important when the project requires the installation team to work a number of full days at the residence. The main office staff were completely engaged during the entire installation. Got in touch with me each day or evening to advise me of the team members assigned each day and their arrival time… always on time and ready for the days activity. Overall a very pleasant experience. From the main office to the field Able employs good people who are talented, knowledgeable, and very skilled. It's obvious that everyone enjoys what they do and is dedicated to providing a superior level of customer satisfaction.”

– Tom A.

Air Conditioner Installation in Culpeper, VA 22701

“It was a pleasure working with these guys. They are quick, clean, and friendly. The service techs installed top of the line equipment in my home and everything looked professional and neat. They worked around my schedule to get the new system installed as quickly as they could to keep me as comfortable as possible. Thank you Able Heating & Air!”

– Daniel S.

Air Conditioner Maintenance in Spotsylvania, VA 22553

“The technician professionally completed all aspects of the service call.”

– Keith B.

Air Conditioner Maintenance in Spotsylvania, VA 22407

“Technician Seth Wright was very courteous and business like. He kept me informed and suggested a new upgrade that I definitely wanted installed. Since I have been dealing with Able Heating & Air, I have always been very impressed with the quality of the staff and their service.”

– Barbara Whiteside.

Air Conditioner Repair in Culpeper, VA 22701

“Jay and Seth came out for the usual check, on our outside and inside units. They found that my relay panel was toast. They ended up staying 6 hours to make sure that everything was back at a 100 percent operating level. They were professional, experienced, and dedicated to fixing the issue. Furthermore, they communicated everything to me and helped me understand what the issue was and how they fixed it. This is the best company I’ve ever worked with. I always feel confident and safe when they leave my house, after doing anything. At the end of the day, money can change, but you can’t beat honesty and loyalty. Thanks again!”

– Mitch P.


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.