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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 Repair in Spotsylvania, VA 22973

“Service was swift but parts need to be ordered. Mr Venable is a cheerful young man and of course polite as are all your repairmen. Thanks! We will be waiting to hear about the new parts needed.” – Sena L.

Air Conditioner Repair in Locust Grove, VA 22508

“Michael is an outstanding employee”

– Deborah D.

Air Conditioner Maintenance in Culpeper, VA 22701

“Liam was great, very thorough, friendly and explained everything clearly. He did a great job and have Greg coming out to give us an estimate on repair versus replacement tomorrow. Thank you Liam!!!”

– Piper N.

Air Conditioner Maintenance in Locust Grove, VA 22508

“Seth is most professional, courteous, personable, answered questions, provided information and ensured system was working as expected. Pleased to have him as our service technician.”

– Donna M.

Air Conditioner Maintenance in Locust Grove, VA 22508

“Michael is most professional, courteous, knowledgeable, answered questions, explained information and provided excellent technical and customer service. He took time to answer questions thoroughly and explain in detail. We are most satisfied with Michael's service today and with the ABLE team. Thank you!”

– Donna M.

Air Conditioner Maintenance in Culpeper, VA 22701

“Great Experience, The tech arrived on time and explained what he was going to do. He went right to work on both systems. When finished we reviewed his finding and suggestions.

We have always been pleased with the service we have received from Able Heating and Air”

– Bill B.

Air Conditioner Maintenance in Culpeper, VA 22701

“Liam Riley was very friendly. He explained the services he performed, gave a description of possible problems with the system, and suggested consideration for some improvements on the system. I was very pleased with his visit and the work he performed.”

– Verna R.

Air Conditioner Maintenance in Culpeper, VA 22701

“Liam arrived on time for a mai ten event service visit. He is a very personable young mam and I think he is a real asset to your company. I rate his visit as a 6 star with 5 as the best.”

– William D.

Air Conditioner Maintenance in Locust Grove, VA 22508

“Seth is most professional, knowledgeable, and provided excellent customer service. He answered questions and provided detailed information. Service that we trust and would highly recommend. Highly recommend Able Heating and Air to others without a doubt! Entire team is awesome!”

– Donna M.

Air Conditioner Repair in Culpeper, VA 22701



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.