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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Air Conditioner Maintenance in Locust Grove, VA 22508

“Able Heating and Air, a very dependable team. We’ve been with Able for many years, as they provide superior and detailed AC and Heating Service. We depend on their expertise and advise when the perform the Spring and Fall maintenance. We especially enjoy knowing that Greg can monitor our system via our nest thermostat, so if we are not around Able is aware of any system malfunction. Their Spring and Fall Maintenance inspections are very thorough to ensure your system is operating at maximum performance for the upcoming season.” – Scott B.

Air Conditioner Maintenance in Culpeper, VA 22701

“The techs who came out were extremely professional, friendly and knowledgeable. However, the most impressive thing was the care and thoroughness with which they performed the necessary maintenance and their patience in making sure we understand the system and how it works (we are new owners).”

– Susan K.

Air Conditioner Replacement in Richardsville, VA 22736

“We were having issues with our AC so we reached to several AC professionals in the area. First was a Dynamic heating an Air (do not contact do not use ever in my opinion), Second was Able heating and air, and third I.C.E Heating and cooling. Vendors two and three were highly competitive and professional and you couldn’t go wrong with either one. We chose Able even though they were higher in price than the competition. Our choice was made in part to Neils candor, the way he interacted with my wife directly, and not only saying there was an issue but providing facts and detailed pics. The first vendor flat out lied and I have the pics to prove it. Neil was able to do an emergency temp repair (at no additional cost) while we shopped around for additional quotes. In this day and age how a company treats your family when your not there is important. But wait (like the infomercials) there is more. The techs who performed the install were top notch, kept me informed of their progress, cleaned up after themselves, and pointed out some critical plumbing issue. My washer was draining to ground in my crawlspace. I am never under the house so I doubt I would have ever caught these critical issues. So yes I paid more but I am extremely happy all the way around, There is a lot of information out there and it is easy to get overloaded with details Able Heating and Air made it a painless replacement with a Trane unit.”

– George E.

Air Conditioner Repair in Culpeper, VA 22701

“Techs were very professional and explained everything thoroughly.”

– Molly R.

Air Conditioner Maintenance in Spotsylvania, VA 22407

“Mike takes great care of us and is very knowledgeable and professional. We are consistently pleased with the service and would recommend Able Heating & Air to everyone.”

– Nancy P.

Air Conditioner Repair in Culpeper, VA 22701

“Greg came to our house after hours, with short notice, on a very hot day. He was able to get the a/c back on and thoroughly checked our system. We are very happy with and grateful for his service.”

– Colleen O.

Air Conditioner Repair in Culpeper, VA 23702-1831

“Responded on time and completed repairs same day”


Air Conditioner Repair in Madison, VA 22715

“We needed a couple of tweaks to our new AC system from Able. Matt came down at 840 AM, apologized for being 10 minutes late (no problem buddy, it was a 2 hour window 830-1030, he was fine!) Fixed all our little tweaks in a little under an hour, the AC runs like a champ!! Thank you Matt, thank you Able!! I’m spreading the word; anyone needs AC or heating help, call Able!!! Thanx again!!!!”

– Tim M.

Air Conditioner Maintenance in Culpeper, VA 22701

“Technician was on time and super efficient. He took his time inspecting everything and cleaning inside and outside at the AC unit. Extremely happy with the service that was performed.”

– Terry W.

Air Conditioner Maintenance in Culpeper, VA 22701

“Matt is very professional”

– Tom W.

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.