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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Air Conditioner Repair in Rixeyville, VA 22737

“The technicians that came out to troubleshoot (Michael) as well as install the new parts (Matt) were incredibly knowledgeable and courteous. They arrived early or on time for both appointments. They shared their helpful tips and were thorough in troubleshooting the A/C issue. I would absolutely recommend Able Heating and Air and I will definitely call them for future HVAC service! Thank you so much! Your work makes a huge difference in this world.” – Drew T.

Air Conditioner Maintenance in Culpeper, VA 22701

“Liam was right on time. He was very pleasant and professional. Explained everything in detail, answered my question to full understanding and satisfaction. Offered suggestions and for maintaining my units to the best possible. Overall, he was absolutely excellent I’m every aspect. I couldn’t be more pleased. This entire experience has been wonderful. I was scheduled the next day after my call. Liam was nothing short of superior. I would definitely recommend ‘Able Heating & Conditioning’ without hesitation. Absolutely excellent experience!!
Thank you!!”

– Constance C.

Air Conditioner Maintenance in Warrenton, VA 20186

“Able never lets me down and honestly in todays world, it’s almost alot to expect common courtesy, much less excellent service. I always have a great experience with all the staff from reception, to dispatch to service provided. Over the years receiving service, I’ve had to replace my AC, furnace and water heater in my 20+ year old home. I’ve had many poor experiences with in home repair companies trying to take advantage of what I may or may not know but I really trust Able to take care of my needs and respond quickly. Their premium service plan for maintenance and service is well worth it and can’t be beat. They are the best!”

– Rebecca C.

Air Conditioner Replacement in Warrenton, VA 20119

“Team showed up early and worked very efficiently. They answered all our questions and cleaned and reset the work area. Great team, Great Service.”

– Scott J.

Air Conditioner Installation in Warrenton, VA 20187

“Two team members came to replace my AC unit, they were on time, used drop cloth to protect my home. Asked me several times if I had questions, explained my new system and left my home clean and neat. I am very happy with my experience with this company.”

– Deidre C.

Air Conditioner Repair in Culpeper, VA 22701

“Very excellent services”

– Syed J.

Air Conditioner Maintenance in Culpeper, VA 22701

“Michael was great! Professional and very knowledgeable. Glad I have you guys a call.”

– Bryan M.

Air Conditioner Repair in Warrenton, VA 20197

“Greg was very friendly and gave me options with pricing. No hard selling. I would recommend to my family.”

– Deidre C.

Air Conditioner Installation in Culpeper, VA 22701

“Great job. Professional from estimate to completion. Installed a central Ac unit into an older farm house so was a challenging installation.”

– Mark R.

Air Conditioner Repair in Culpeper, VA 22701

“Excellent service always.”

– Michael J.


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.