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 Boonesville, VA 22935

“Michael did his usual excellent job! Not only is he clearly excellent in his technical performance, but he explains things very clearly and is a pleasure to work with! I have been in the construction and engineering industry for over 50 years and I sincerely appreciate the great job the Michael and Able Heating and Air have always done for us!”

– Erik E.

Heat Pump Maintenance in Rhoadesville, VA 22542

“Technician was pleasant, prompt, helpful, knowledgeable and professional.”

– Randy H.

Heat Pump Maintenance in Locust Grove, VA 22508

“Seth was prompt and courteous. He appeared to be thorough in his inspection and maintenance, and presented a number of options for future maintenance plans and options. He was an excellent representative for Able.”

– Jerry B.

Heat Pump Maintenance in Locust Grove, VA 22508

“As usual, my experience with Able Heating and Air is always the same-EXCEPTIONAL, and my experience with Seth is always EXCEPTIONAL!

I thoroughly appreciate dedication, professionalism, knowledge in what one is accomplishing, patience with the customer, politeness, and a mild mannered attitude of those performing a service. This also applies to Emma who is so nice to talk to.
Service this past Tuesday mase me not worry about the Trane system because I know the tea at Able is there to help-out with any concern.”

– Barbara B.

Heat Pump Maintenance in Amissville, VA 20106

“We've been using Able for a few years. We are very happy with everyone we have come in contact with. We have come to expect professional service with courtesy, respect and smiles. I can hear the smile on the phone. Thank you all. Roy”

– Roy C.

Heat Pump Maintenance in Castleton, VA 22716

“ARRIVED ON TIME, WORKED WITH DISPATCH. THIS WAS MAINTANENCE VISIT.”

– TOM H.

Heat Pump Maintenance in Culpeper, VA 22701

“Professional, thorough, knowledgeable, patient with questions. Technician was held up at previous job and was running behind. I was notified and was provided an estimate of new arrival time. Excellent customer service.”

– Kathleen J.

Heat Pump Maintenance in Culpeper, VA 22701

“Both Michael and Liam were very professional. They take the time to explain any problem they find and the procedures they take to perform corrections and work.”

– Verna R.

Heat Pump Maintenance in Rapidan, VA 22733

“Called to schedule an appointment for a repair and routine check up, they were able to squeeze me in the same day. Got the repair needed and the scheduled maintenance. No mess, no fuss, well done. Have had endless trouble with my heat pump/furnace and used Able for emergency calls and have not been disappointed. Now that they are doing the more routine maintenance I expect to have a much more reliable system.”

– Daniel G.

Heat Pump Repair in Locust Grove, VA 22508

“Another amazing experience from Able. Mike was polite and professional even though we were the last stop of a long, hot day. He took the time to explain everything and was kind to my family and my dog. Great service and the repair was reasonably priced. Thanks!”

– Steve P.


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.