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 Locust Grove, VA 22508

“Communication was great…email, phone mssg (cell & land line). Service provider (Seth) was on time and communicated results as well as answering questions about system function. Professional and respectful entire time. Customer service (Emma) was exceptional in communicating/scheduling. I highly recommend Able Heating & Air.”

– Robert T.

Heat Pump Repair in Boston, VA 22713

“I was having several error codes come up on my system. I called Able Heating and Air and they were here the next day. Seth, the technician was knowledgeable and found the problems and promptly corrected the issue. He took the time to explain everything to me and showed me how to connect my Nexia to the net so Able can monitor my system and let me know if anything happens from now on.”

– Lynda B.

Heat Pump Installation in Locust Grove, VA 22508

“We had a great experience from the beginning to the end of the heat pump installation. Greg was great to work with to determine what system was best for our home. Jay and Michael did a great job on the installation. They were prompt, professional, left our home spotless and took the time explaining our new system. Great experience!”

– Donna and Garth L.

Heat Pump Repair in Culpeper, VA 22701

“The tech that helped us was Michael is a nice fellow. He did a good job for us. You should be happy you have him as an employee. Also, phone service was excellent. Thanks!”

– Mark M.

Heat Pump Maintenance in Warrenton, VA 20186

“Everyone you deal with from the owner, to the office staff and techs are always professional and helpful. The tech who came to maintenance my heat pump was very good about explaining what he did. He let me know of the potential for new service plan agreement options coming out soon which I plan to review and continue. Able put in my AC and heat units a couple years ago and the service and attention is impeccable.”

– Rebecca C.

Heat Pump Maintenance in Culpeper, VA 22726

“Able has done repair, installation and maintenance for me. Seth was just here for regular maintenance inspection…on time and incredibly thorough. Excellent service and timely communication from owner, office staff and technicians. Very professional. Highly recommend.”

– Pam H.

Heat Pump Maintenance in Orange, VA 22701

“The Able team is responsive and professional. Great to work with.”

– Ronny R.

Heat Pump Maintenance in Locust Grove, VA 22508

“Very professional.”

– Gene C.

Heat Pump Maintenance in Locust Grove, VA 22508

“Seth, the technician, was prompt, had the part to be installed, explained what the part entailed and its function, and installed the replacement part. It was completed in a timely and professional manner and he is a very courteous individual. Always pleased with the cooperation of the Able Heating and Air team.”

– Barbara B.

Heat Pump Repair in Culpeper, VA 22701

“Greg came today to repair our heating system. He was punctual, professional and put on booties prior to entering the house! Greg fixed the problem quickly and explained the issue thoroughly as well. We would recommend Able Heating & Air to everyone.”

– Tom L.


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.