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

“There are many companies in the HVAC industry to choose from to service your equipment, but I chose Able Heating & Air because they service my church and upon a recommendation I received from a friend. From the time I contacted the company through the completion of the work I have been satisfied. I requested an appointment online and it was no time at all before I received a phone call to schedule the appointment. Amber was very courteous, thorough and professional each time I spoke with her. On the day of my appointment, Mike my service technician, called to let me know he was enroute. Upon his arrival he explained the work he would be doing that day and kept me updated. He found my unit was in good condition but offered suggestions on a few things as well as explaining the service contracts that were available.
My overall experience was very satisfactory and I would refer your company to others.”

– Suzanne D.

Heat Pump Maintenance in VA 22747

“Excellent service and questions answered and explained by Liam.”

– Charles M.

Heat Pump Maintenance in Culpeper, VA 227

“He was very kind, explained things and answered my questions- Very professional!”

– Adrienne G.

Heat Pump Repair in Reva, VA 22735

“I can’t say enough good things about Liam. He is super professional, courteous, thorough and informative. He clearly explained what repairs were needed, and also gave an assessment of the heating/cooling system overall. In addition, Liam answered my questions about newer systems. He is enthusiastic about his work and the service he is providing. Thank you, Liam!”

– Monica O.

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“The two service technicians who came this afternoon, Tuesday 8/23, were very polite and professional. They offered suggestions and were very knowledgeable. I couldn’t be more pleased.”

– Patricia E.

Heat Pump Maintenance in Culpeper, VA 22701

“Our heat pump air handler started having trouble working, and totally stopped working yesterday. We were afraid that we had major repair issues. Matt Johnson, the Able Heating & Air service technician, came out and inspected our entire system. He got it working by cleaning the dehumidifier drain tube, showed me how to clean it, and explained how it could cause the air handler to stop working if it gets clogged up. He also showed me photos from inside the unit. It was very dirty. He said that it needed cleaning and that we may want to consider having it done in the near future. I asked him to please do it today, which he did. Matt did a great job, was very courteous, and answered all of my questions. I was going to clean-up around the air handler after he left, but he cleaned it all up himself. The house has already cooled back down.”

– Amy H.

Heat Pump Maintenance in Amissville, VA 20106

“Liam is incredibly polite, professional and very knowledgeable. He takes the time to explain his concerns and suggestions for the best maintenance for my equipment.

He is a joy to work with and a great Representative for the company.”

– Toni I.

Heat Pump Maintenance in Madison, VA 22973

“ABLE and their technicians always exhibit professionalism, courtesy and reliability. We could not be more pleased with their continued service. I highly recommend ABLE Heating & Air”

– Garlene D.

Heat Pump Installation in Culpeper, VA 22701

“After 24 hours of use the systems is great.
Happy with the increased return size that seams to have corrected the oil canning of the duct work.
To be fair I didn’t ask upfront what the additional duct material would be. I would have preferred ridged duct.
Overall very efficient installation team.
I will use them again.”

– Corey H.

Heat Pump Maintenance in Culpeper, VA 22701

“We had a scheduled cleaning with Able, and were very pleased with Matt’s promptness, professionalism, and were pleased with his work.”

– James R.


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.