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

“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.

Heat Pump Repair in Locust Grove, VA 22567

“Called on Monday, got appt. for Tues.
Seth was very knowledgeable and took the time to answer all questions, much appreciated. Turns out compressor is locked up, so we will have to replace our system. Hopefully after getting a few estimates, we will be able to work with you, we appreciate your kindness and quick response. Thanks!”

– Phil P.

Heat Pump Repair in Jeffersonton, VA 22724

“Repair required a second trip within a timely manner”

– Bonny D.

Heat Pump Maintenance in Locust Grove, VA 22508

“Thank you, Seth, Donna and the rest of the Able air crew

Very prompt and courteous service today from Seth. He was very patient and answered all of my questions with a smile.

We appreciate you keeping our home in comfort.”

– John M.

Heat Pump Repair in Castleton, VA 22716

“THEY SHOWED UP ON A SUNDAY AFTERNOON AND FIXED THE HEAT PUMP/AIR. NO PROBLEMS, AND A NICE TECH.”

– TOM H.

Heat Pump Repair in Culpeper, VA 22701

“Mike was prompt, personable,competent and professional. Diagnosed the problem immediately. Made the repair. Gave me a thorough explanation. And invoiced me as expected. Nice experience.”

– Peter b.

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.


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.