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 Maintenance in Culpeper, VA 22701

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

Air Conditioner Maintenance in Culpeper, VA 22701

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

– Terry W.

Air Conditioner Repair in Rixeyville, VA 22737

“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.

Air Conditioner Maintenance in 22556, VA

“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.

Air Conditioner Maintenance in Culpeper, VA 22701

“Great experience from Able H&A. Michael, the technician, showed up a little bit earlier than expected and went right to work. It was only a diagnostic/maintenance call, but Michael showed me some key areas that needed prompt attention. I was pleasantly surprised that Michael took pictures of the problem areas of my A/C units and showed me exactly what was going on. He sat down with me and explained what he did and how he came to the conclusion that my A/C was in dire need of attention. It was nice that he spoke in terms I could understand and then gave me options. Overall, I am very pleased with the service and will continue to use Able H&A for my home A/C needs.”

– Jerry F.

Air Conditioner Maintenance in Spotsylvania, VA 22407

“Today was my first experience using Able Heating & Air, and I could not have asked for better service. They were highly recommended by Culpeper Home Services. When I called to tell them about my clogged condensate line, a professional and polite young lady named Emma answered the phone. She had all of the answers to my questions, and asked me when the best time would be for them to come out and take a look.
She emailed me to confirm my appointment, and also again the day before to remind me. Not only that, they also sent me an email 30 minutes before appt. Time that included a name picture of my technician and a little bit about him.
Michael arrived on time as scheduled and was also professional and polite, very personable. He understood what I needed and also recommended a few other services that should be done as well.
I am extremely satisfied, and will definitely be using Able Heating and Air from here on out.”

– Brian F.

Air Conditioner Maintenance in Culpeper, VA 22701

“Able Heating and Air is great! We had a new Trane heat pump, air handler, and heater installed by a different company. The air handler was noisy – sounded like a truck, which could be heard throughout the house. There was also a grinding noise. The installer couldn't figure out what the issue was. So I called Able Heating and Air in Culpeper, Va. They initially sent out Michael, who verified that the install was okay and signed us up for a maintenance agreement because the cost is very reasonable, and the maintenance diagnostics that they do twice a year is very thorough and should be able to determine what the problem was – because it was continuing to make noise. Seth came out to do the 6 month maintenance (per our maintenance plan) and determined that the issue was that the single thick filter in the air handler was restricting the flow. He recommended installing replaceable filters in the air intakes on each floor and removing the thick filter in the air handler. He also recommended replacing our drain line, which the installer had neglected to do. We agreed to have the changes made. Seth ordered the parts and came out with Liam to do the work on 7/29/2019. The unit is now working perfectly with no noise!!”

– Amy Y.

Air Conditioner Maintenance in Culpeper, VA 22701

“Mr. Moore is very professional and respectful. He has been to my home twice for maintenance calls. He is thorough, very knowledgeable and articulate. Mr. Moore is also patient when I ask questions and clearly explains how mechanisms work. He demonstrates honesty and integrity in his communication and customer relations. His work ethic is the primary component in deciding to renew maintenance contracts with Able in Culpeper. His ability to interact so well with clients provides a good indicator of how the local company is run. His hard work is appreciated and admirable.”

– Julia M.

Air Conditioner Maintenance in Rixeyville, VA 22737

“The service man was very polite, Thorough and explained everything. Very nice young man.”

– Audrey R.


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.