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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 Repair in Locust Grove, VA 22508

“Our upstairs heat-pump stopped working a couple of days ago when the power went out. As always, a call to Greg and Catie at Able Heating & Air elicited an immediate response. While Greg was unable to remotely troubleshoot our problem, he personally came out within a couple hours of our phone call to diagnose the issue and repair it. Polite, (as always) and wearing all appropriate PPE, he found the issue and fixed it within a couple of minutes. We've lived in Lake of the Woods now for almost 4 years and our experience with Greg and his entire crew at Able over this time keeps us calling them first any time we have a problem. If you are looking for a reliable & efficient local small business HVAC company to fix, replace and/or maintain your HVAC equipment, these are the folks you want to call!”

– David G.

Heat Pump Maintenance in Culpeper, VA 22701

“Michael is knowledgeable. He is very nice and respectful. He also explains service issues in a way that is understandable. Just a great guy!!!”

– Michael M.

Heat Pump Repair in Warrenton, VA 20187

“Their response to my problem was very fast. Originally scheduled the next late afternoon. A technician was available earlier, called to verify it was acceptable to me. Very pleasant and knowledgeable. Explained the problem, corrected it and left my home clean and with heat.”

– Mary M.

Heat Pump Maintenance in VA 22714

“Liam was our tech for our 6 months maintenance on our new system. He also looked over our old system for the 2nd floor. He was professional and very informative. Gave us his recommendations and feedback on our old system. Thank you all again for the great customer service your team has provided on every visit we have had!!”

– Mike B.

Heat Pump Installation in VA 22747

“Installation and service is prompt, efficient and friendly.”

– Becky B.

Heat Pump Repair in Culpeper, VA 22701

“I was extremely satisfied with my experience with Able Heating and Air and Michael, the Service Technician who came to my home for the service repair.
Michael was very knowledgeable, helpful and professional. He diagnosed the issue, explained it to me and made me feel involved with the solution.
Nothing was proposed to me that I did not need and no high pressure sales techniques were utilized.
Great company and I will be using them when I replace my HVAC system. Highly recommended.”

– John D.

Heat Pump Repair in Culpeper, VA 22701

“Great service, technician was very professional and did a great job explaining to me how the system works.”

– Andrew G.

Heat Pump Maintenance in Locust Grove, VA 22508

“He was thorough and explained things very well”

– Robert F.

Heat Pump Installation in Culpeper, VA 22701

“Everyone that I had spoken to, was just very pleasant and helpful. Greg was very thorough in explaining everything involved in the installation. What a great crew”

– Kenneth R.

Heat Pump Maintenance in Locust Grove, VA 22508

“Here again, Seth came out, as he had for two or three years now, for the winter maintenance check up this time. The company called to say he was on his way, and as normal, arrived right on time. Ready to begin the inspection, changing the filter, and assuring me that the system was operating at its normal efficiency. Greg installed the system appropriately and he and Seth have kept it operational for many years. I would recommend Able to any person who has a furnace or heat pump system, and I also commend the professionalism of each and every staff person I have encountered. It is truly amazing to find christian-based people who believe in trust, honesty, efficiency, and have the customer's satisfaction as their goal.”

– Barbara 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.