Heat Pumps

Close up of a fan on an HVAC unit.

Able Heating & Air is experienced in the service, repair, and installation of heat pumps in Culpeper, VA, and its surrounding area. A heat pump is a device that transfers heat from one place to another, from indoors to outdoors or from outdoors to indoors. For homes with no access to natural gas, heat pumps offer an efficient and reliable solution for heating and cooling.

How Do Heat Pumps Work?

In the winter, a heat pump works like a heater, extracting heat energy from outside and transferring it inside. In the summer, the process reverses, and it will remove heat from your home and transfer it outside like an air conditioner. Heat pumps do this so well that many people in warmer climates exclusively rely on a heat pump for year-round comfort. For those living in colder climates, they use electric-powered heat pumps in conjunction with their gas or oil furnace resulting in lower heating costs.

Heat pumps work with a series of coils drawing energy from air, water, or the ground. In this way, they are very environmentally friendly and are the most energy-efficient way to heat and cool your home. Heat pumps also work extremely efficiently, because they simply transfer heat, rather than burn fuel to create it. This makes them a greener alternative to traditional gas or oil furnaces. Though you may think you’re unfamiliar with them, they traditionally heat swimming pools and hot tubs, so you most likely have come in contact with them and not even known it.

Different Types of Heat Pumps

There are three types of heat pumps: air-to-air, water source, and geothermal. As mentioned above, they collect their heat from the air, water, and outside-your-home ground and concentrate it for use. Call Able Heating & Air to discuss the basic differences between these types and which one would work best for you and your home.

Are Heat Pumps Expensive?

Installation costs of heat pumps are higher than with a traditional furnace or air conditioner, but the savings over time in annual energy costs make up for the difference in five to ten years. Performing proper operation and maintenance of your heat pump will also save you money, as you’ll use less energy, thus resulting in less cost. Be sure to ask your HVAC professional for the proper thermostat setting and the indoor pump’s fan operation. Not following the recommended guidelines can inhibit the maximized running of the pump and can degrade the unit itself. Regular maintenance can prevent degradation as well. Consistent filter changing or cleaning is necessary for a well-running heat pump. Seasonal cleaning of coils and fans go a long way in preventing poor energy efficiency that can end up costing you more money. The energy difference between a well-maintained system and a neglected one can be anywhere from 10 to 25 percent.

To determine the appropriate type of heat pump for you, which can be contingent upon the geography and climate around your Culpeper, VA or surrounding-area home or office space, or to discuss any of these topics, call us today at 540-718-7556 or request service online for an evaluation.

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“Very punctual, knowledgeable, thorough and courteous.”

– Mary M.

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“Had a very cold house on the day after Christmas. Despite being at a dinner with friends, Greg showed up and had the house warming after 20 minutes.”

– Don D.

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“The staff of Able Heating & Air were excellent – from the initial consultation/estimate to the actual install. I was very impressed with their professionalism and efficient manner that they showed throughout the entire installation. I believe their attention to detail and leaving the site clean as it was, really shows their commitment to providing the best service. I would recommend them to anyone looking for HVAC work.”

– Christopher P.

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“Everything went so smooth. The technicians were here on time and did a excellent job with installation, Covid precautions, and communications. They did a entire house replacement for heat pump and air conditioning. I wouldn't trust anyone else to do my work.”

– MARK h.

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“Had a service visit with Mike today. Mike is very thorough, respectful and knowledgeable. Always a pleasure to have him come out”

– Kenneth R.

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“Problem was fixed, but my thoughts are that it cost me an extreme amount for finding and fixing an issue that was found pretty quick. He was polite and very professional.”

– Ann J.

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“Matt was on time, an experienced installer, explained what was happening an did an outstanding job. Clean up was exceptional, checked to see that everything was in order and I would rate him a 5 plus in getting the job done.”

– Barbara B.

Heat Pump Installation in 20106

“Wonderful local business. Our heat pump system failed in the midst of the summer heat wave. Greg came by and conducted an in-depth assessment of our home to determine suitable replacement system options. Afterwards he made himself available for many questions about various options, specs, and other details. Greg and his team worked very diligently to get the new system installed quickly and even brought over portable air conditioning units to mitigate the heat and humidity in our house while the new system was being installed. We are very impressed with the professionalism of everyone we worked with at Able. Definitely will have a relationship with Able for years to come. Able is a local Culpeper-based business (not some outfit from Northern VA), veteran owned, and a business that reflects Christian values.”

– Scott W.

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“Michael and Emilio did an outstanding job installing and explaining our new system! They worked efficiently and neatly and were more than willing answer all of our questions.
Of the three companies we interviewed before choosing Able, Greg was the only salesperson who took the time to measure all the rooms in our home as well as the windows and doors before showing us the options that would best suit our needs.
Overall, this was an excellent experience!”

– Rick D.

Heat Pump Installation in Culpeper, VA 22701

“Michael and Emilio did an outstanding job installing and explaining our new system! They worked efficiently and neatly and were more than willing answer all of our questions.
Of the three companies we interviewed before choosing Able, Greg was the only salesperson who took the time to measure all the rooms in our home as well as the windows and doors before showing us the options that would best suit our needs.
Overall, this was an excellent experience!”

– Rick D.


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.