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.

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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“I will tell my colleagues and strangers about the awesome professionalism of Able. The thoroughness was outstanding. The initial consultation with Mr. Able and his honesty sealed the deal for us. Thank you!” – Gwendolyn B.

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“Michael is a great HVAC technician and we always enjoy the semi-annual service agreement check and visit! Able office staff was also very helpful with our scheduling needs.”

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“Prompt professional service to complete commercial HVAC service at one of our locations. Very professional with excellent communication. Will use Able any time I need work done in the Culpeper area.”

– Jeff H.

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“Great company to work with! Professional and Honest Employees all around! Greg performed our original service and gave me a lot of insight to the operation of our unit and issues that should be addressed. Catie and Amy kept in contact with me about the appointment date and the arrival of out technician Liam. Liam was very professional and conscientious about the quality of his work. Couldn't ask for any better.”

– Chris S.

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“Liam was here today to service our heat pump. He is a real asset to your company. I could not be happier with his service. Very polite and knowledgeable.”

– William D.

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“Michael is most courteous, professional, knowledgeable, and thorough. He performed Fall/Winter service maintenance/check up. He performs his job with utmost attention to detail. He answered questions to our satisfaction and provided information. We trust his service and expertise for our HVAC equipment as we want to know the job is done right. Job Well Done to Michael! We are most satisfied customers.”

– Donna M.

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“Thank you for providing prompt and excellent service!”

– Sheila B.

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“Mike was very amicable upon first meeting. Once I showed him where the equipment he went right to work. He explained everything he did and why it was important. His experience and knowledge was immediately evident when a problem with our outdoor unit became apparent. He made quick work of the problem methodically identifying the problem and making the repair. I will request Mike when I use Able Heating and Air in the future.”

– Eric S.

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“Mike Sidle completed a great job leading and installing our air conditioner, gas furnace, water heater, and thermostats. The old systems we had were quickly and cleanly removed. He is an excellent communicator. We feel he can also deftly handle any odd or unusual problem that may arise.”

– Mike D.

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“Liam was prompt for his arrival, and even called ahead to ask if it was OK to arrive 15 minutes early. He was very courteous, and was eager to share what he doing for the service call. He didn't mind me staying with him and asking questions since we had just bought the home and I wanted to know the details of any issues. At the end, he provided a great re-cap of his findings as well as what he recommended for the next steps. He discussed the various service plans available through Able, but he wasn't pushy at all. He consistently wore his face mask and the shoe covers when inside. It was a good experience!”

– Mike S.

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.