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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Heat Pump Maintenance in Culpeper, VA 22701

“Liam was very friendly and provided great service.”

– Gary H.

Heat Pump Installation in Sumerduck, VA 22742

“Honest, professional, courteous

STRONGLY recommend them for all your heating and cooling needs”

– Lynne B.

Heat Pump Maintenance in VA 22963

“Greg and his other service people are very informed as to the full list of procedures required on HVAC systems.
We had a bad experience of smelling “Dirty Socks”. After their investigation finding the correct
coil sprays the smell never returned. You can’t tell how relieved we were——Thanks.
If they are running a bit early or late we are informed so we are totally aware at all times.
The team back at the office are a pleasure to work with. We can pay at the time of service or over the phone.
Thanks Able for your excellent service.”

– Richard W.

Heat Pump Maintenance in Culpeper, VA 22701

“As always, Liam does a ten star job. He is a real asset to your company. He always does a great job and is very personable.”

– William D.

Heat Pump Maintenance in Locust Grove, VA 22508

“I was pleased with the routine maintenance results, and Liam also explained in plenty of detail both the issues and replacement options with the water heater and the advisability of installing surge protectors. The overall system performance (both heating and cooling) continues to be excellent and quite efficient — 3 1/2 years after installation.”

– John F.

Heat Pump Maintenance in Locust Grove, VA 22508

“Liam serviced our HVAC system today. He arrived when scheduled. He let me know exactly what we needed, replaced the part in question, and gave me some tips for keeping the system running in tip top condition. Able Heating & Air has maintained our system since installing it six years ago. We are very satisfied customers.”

– Ken L.

Heat Pump Maintenance in Locust Grove, VA 22508

“Very good professional and timely work installing and maintaining high quality durable products.”

– George L.

Heat Pump Maintenance in Culpeper, VA 22701

“Liam was very knowledgeable and explained what he was doing throughout the maintenance servicing of our heat system. He took pictures to show us the condition of various parts of the system and offered suggestions. He was on-time, professional, and did a thorough job.”

– Jan J.

Heat Pump Maintenance in Rixeyville, VA 22737

“Liam was professional and clearly knows what he is talking about. He did a great job explaining the issues and why our electric bill is so high. He was able to find new problems with our system and talk a little bit about financing to fix our ductwork and systems.”

– Bonnie M.

Heat Pump Repair in Locust Grove, VA 23508

“It was a pleasure to deal with Able and they were able to repair my heat within days. Mike is great asset to the company”

– Bill G.


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.