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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 Installation in 20106

“Wonderful local business. Our heat pump system failed in the midst of the summer heat wave. Greg came by and conducted an in-depth assessment of our home to determine suitable replacement system options. Afterwards he made himself available for many questions about various options, specs, and other details. Greg and his team worked very diligently to get the new system installed quickly and even brought over portable air conditioning units to mitigate the heat and humidity in our house while the new system was being installed. We are very impressed with the professionalism of everyone we worked with at Able. Definitely will have a relationship with Able for years to come. Able is a local Culpeper-based business (not some outfit from Northern VA), veteran owned, and a business that reflects Christian values.”

– Scott W.

Heat Pump Installation in Culpeper, VA 22701

“Michael and Emilio did an outstanding job installing and explaining our new system! They worked efficiently and neatly and were more than willing answer all of our questions.
Of the three companies we interviewed before choosing Able, Greg was the only salesperson who took the time to measure all the rooms in our home as well as the windows and doors before showing us the options that would best suit our needs.
Overall, this was an excellent experience!”

– Rick D.

Heat Pump Installation in Culpeper, VA 22701

“Michael and Emilio did an outstanding job installing and explaining our new system! They worked efficiently and neatly and were more than willing answer all of our questions.
Of the three companies we interviewed before choosing Able, Greg was the only salesperson who took the time to measure all the rooms in our home as well as the windows and doors before showing us the options that would best suit our needs.
Overall, this was an excellent experience!”

– Rick D.

Heat Pump Maintenance in Locust Grove, VA 22508

“Always knowledgeable, always, thorough, always helpful, always courteous and always on time. Thanks again, Michael.”

– Rich K.

Heat Pump Installation in Culpeper, VA 22701

“Mike and Emilio installed a new HVAC system for us they were awesome. They arrived on time and ready to work . They were very polite and friendly and knew what they were doing. They were very professional and took the time to explain things to us when we ask. They cleaned up at the end of the day every day. These guys are awesome. Able heating and air is a very good company and we would use them again. We are very happy with the system. Greg one of the owners is also very knowledgeable and explained everything he was doing when he gave us our quote.
Thank you guys we are very pleased with the workmanship and quality of the system and your hard work up in that hot attic.
Thank you

– Kevin and Mary D.

Heat Pump Maintenance in Culpeper, VA 22701

“Liam was polite and engaging. He explained everything he did and made good recommendations for keeping my unit in the best condition. The communication before and after my appointment was efficient and friendly. I will use Able for all my HVAC needs!”

– Lynn G.

Heat Pump Maintenance in Culpeper, VA 22701

“Again Able H/A and Mr. Moore rose to..and above the occasion! During a 2-week installment checkup, Mr. Moore re-engineered the HVAC door cover to open way more easily. Thank you Mr. Moore and Able for a continuing great experience!”

– Suzanne R.

Heat Pump Installation in Culpeper, VA 22701

“these guys were real pros….explained every step of the process to me and made sure I was comfortable with a portable AC unit until they could install my new AC/heat pump. Great job guys!”

– Suzanne R.

Heat Pump Maintenance in Locust Grove, VA 22508

“Liam arrived on time, masked and gloved, and ready to get busy. Very professional and cordial, Liam explained everything he was about to do and was very courteous. Afterwards he answered all my questions. A very positive experience overall and I would highly recommend him.”

– Steven A.

Heat Pump Installation in Other, VA 22714

“Just want to thank the team at Able for installing our upstairs heat pump! This is our second install with Greg/team and they once again delivered great service! Thank you all for your hard work and efforts especially during the current situation we are all in!”

– Mike B.


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.