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 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.

Heat Pump Installation in VA 20106-2274

“Mike and Amelio did a great job. Installed the heat pump in one day, was careful not to make a mess, and answered all of our questions. They were professional, knowledgeable, and personable. We highly recommend them for your HAVC projects.”

– John D.

Heat Pump Maintenance in Locust Grove, VA 22508

“Michael was on time; called when he was 10 minutes out. I have faith in his judgement and he is always polite, courteous and professional. He showed me the photo of the blower which needs cleaning at the next visit. Every thing is working the way it should. As a matter of fact, I took the time this morning to go over the check list of things that are convered.”

– Barbara B.

Heat Pump Maintenance in Locust Grove, VA 22508

“Michael was on time, wore his face mask and completed his work promptly and respectfully. Thank you Able Heating and Air!”

– Steven A.

Heat Pump Repair in Locust Grove, VA 22508

“First, huge thank you to Catie for expediting our service request as we had no heat on this 27 degree morning. We greatly appreciate your assistance and responsiveness. Michael Moore was our technician today. As always, he provides top-level technical and customer service. He is professional, courteous, knowledgeable, answers questions, provides explanations and represents ABLE with highest level of satisfaction to customers. Thank you!”

– Donna M.

Heat Pump Maintenance in 20106

“Lliam always does a great job!!”

– John D.

Heat Pump Replacement in Boston, VA 22713

“The service and equipment by Able was outstanding. Technicians were courteous, efficient and very hard working. They replaced both of our heat pumps. Their attention to detail was evident, no corners were cut. When Greg came to do our estimate he took note that the access panel to our attic was broken. When the job was done he dropped off a new insulated panel, freshly painted to match our ceiling. I highly recommend Able to anyone needing heating and air service.”

– Glenn K.

Heat Pump Maintenance in Warrenton, VA 20187

“Very punctual, knowledgeable, thorough and courteous.”

– Mary M.


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.