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.
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.
The service Tech was very courteous, professional and friendly
“The service Tech was very courteous, professional and friendly. He did an excellent job finding deficiencies in our older operating system and made recommendations to elevate the problem. Also found the reason the upper level of our home was not cooling correctly and discovered that the duct work needed attention.”
Appreciate the speedy response, by both Chris and Greg
“Appreciate the speedy response, by both Chris and Greg. And helping us set up a change out of our system. And giving us as much discount as he could. Also sending out portable ac units. Its much appreciate.”
The Able employees did an absolutely fantastic job installing my new AC and furnace
“First of all, Greg is an outstanding salesman! Everything happened on schedule and as he stated it would! #kudos. The Able employees did an absolutely fantastic job installing my new AC and furnace! They cleaned up great and everything passed the inspection! I will surely recommend Greg and his company to my friends and family! Thanks so much!”
I give them more then 5 stars i recommend them
“Overall the guy that came was awesome!! He was very helpful. I needed an estimate for what needed to be fixed and he said that it wont get done until tuesday, and i was upset becUse i have a newborn. He called the company and told them about me having a newborn and they came and let us borrow 2 window AC units until tuesday. They are awesome not anyone will just come and do that for you. I give them more then 5 stars i recommend them!!!”
Provided expert, prompt, and polite service, everything you’d expect from a professional
“Chris came out for a periodic preventive maintenance and also to look at an air distribution issue with uneven cooling. He provided expert, prompt, and polite service, everything you’d expect from a professional. Thank you Chris!”
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“"I am so happy to have my portale air conditioner!! Who does that????? ABLE HEATING AND AIR CONDITIONING! That’s who 🤗. "”
– S. S.
Greg explained options clearly to us for a new AC system
“Greg explained options clearly to us for a new AC system. He priced a system we could afford based off our needs. Great customer service!”
Always polite and top quality service!
“Always polite and top quality service! My entire heating and AC system was installed and is maintained by them and we have never had a problem.”
Thank You Again For A Job Well Done
“Thank you Able Heating & Air for maintaining and keeping my heating and a/c units working properly. Your company is always on time and keeps the customer posted on the time that your technician will arrive. Chris was very professional and informative with the service he performed today. Thank you again for a job well done.”
The Proposals Were Thorough and Complete
“Greg showed up right on time to go over various proposals for our heating, cooling, and hot water. He offered several different options which we had previously discussed on his initial visit to go over what our options were. The proposals were thorough and complete, and he was able to answer all of our questions. So far, I have been quite impressed with the professionalism, respect, knowledge, and attention to detail provided by Able Heating & Air and I look forward to working with them. “