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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 20106

“Liam was thorough, competent, and very pleasant to work with.”

– Toni I.

Heat Pump Installation in Culpeper, VA 22701

“Greg came today to review our needs for installing a new Heat Pump system. He was courteous and knowledgeable and did a very detailed review of what we would need for our home. He patiently took the time to listen to our needs and he explained all options to us to our satisfaction. We have not made any decisions yet but we would recommend contacting Able Heating & Air regarding your needs.”

– Sharon K.

Heat Pump Repair in Culpeper, VA 22701

“When we first called Able our entire heat pump system had completely shut down. We had called our usual repair people and were told they may not be able to come until the next day so we called Able and were told the same thing as it was very cold day and all the repair people were very busy. Amy took our call and she was very pleasant and patient to speak with. She even called us back a couple hours later to see if we had been able to get help. She seems to be very kind and caring and we thought it was very considerate of her to contact us back to see if we were OK. Our regular service people had managed to come and help and made repairs but later we experience more problems and when we contacted our regular service people again they did not know what the problem might be so we called Able again and this time spoke with Catie. Catie also very patiently listened to our problem and scheduled and appointed for a service repairman to visit. Seth came to evaluate the problem we were having with our heat pump system as scheduled. He is a very kind, knowledgeable, easy going person and patiently listened to us explain the problems we were having. Then he checked our system and pointed out and explained the problems and recommended solutions to us. We were very pleased with how everyone handled our concerns and have scheduled further contact with them to discuss a more permanent solution to our problem. We would definitely recommend contacting Able if you have concerns with your heating and cooling system!”

– Sharon K.

Heat Pump Maintenance in Culpeper, VA 22508

“Michael always does an excellent job when he comes to my home and when he comes to Lake of the Woods Church. He is friendly and courteous. Extremely competent.”

– Richard K.

Heat Pump Maintenance in Reva, VA 22735

“Liam just finished doing the first maintenance check since Able installed a complete HVAC system in our home about 6 months ago. We couldn't be happier with the service and the system. Liam was pleasant, informative and thorough–a hallmark of everyone we've come in contact with at Able.”

– Jim H.

Heat Pump Maintenance in Locust Grove, VA 22508

“Arrived on time per scheduling (rescheduled from earlier time slot as company was stretched for repairs). Upon completion all available upgrades were explained. I asked if an invoice would be emailed and was informed yes it would be. I looked for communication regarding invoice that had pricing of upgrades but haven't received yet. Considering the Air Scrubber and System Water Filter but require pricing as quoted.”

– Robert T.

Heat Pump Maintenance in Culpeper, VA 22701

“My experience with Mike was excellent. He took the time to explain everything and did a really good job overall. His demeanor is professional and friendly. He made good recommendations. 🙂”

– Andrea J.

Heat Pump Repair in Locust Grove, VA 22508

“Michael Moore was my technician, and I was extremely impressed with his knowledge, his professionalism and his demeanor. I hope that when the parts come in to do the repair to my heat pump, Able sends Michael to my home to do it. I had complete faith in him.”

– Betty M.

Heat Pump Repair in Locust Grove, VA 22508

“Thanks to Greg for getting to our lake house in LOW promptly. With temperatures in the upper 30s, the house wouldn’t warm up past 60 or so. Greg made some quick adjustments and got everything working as it should. Saved my visiting son from having to leave early.”

– Don D.

Heat Pump Maintenance in Locust Grove, VA 22508

“Liam was very professional and explained every step of the heat pump tune up process. He was very patient with my questions.”

– John 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.