Maintenance

Close up of a pressure gauge.

Owning, or even sometimes renting, a home in Culpeper, VA, requires general maintenance to keep your investment in working order. It’s really all about being prepared.

Maintaining your home’s systems and appliances wards off emergency situations and costly repairs while extending your equipment’s life. Take the time and money to perform general maintenance on a regular basis. Many of the maintenance services require the knowledge, skills, and tools of a professional. During the maintenance or service call, our technician will make any necessary repairs and/or alert you of a possible situation. Call Able Heating & Air to assist you in maintaining any of the following or to answer any questions you may have:

Furnace and Boiler Maintenance

For furnaces and boilers, an annual service tune-up and cleaning is recommended, usually performed in the fall. The purpose is to keep your system running at top efficiency throughout the season, i.e., to keep you having heat when you need it. Our technician will check and clean (depending on whether you have a furnace or boiler) all the connections, controls, sensors, drains, ignitor, ducts, pipes, burners, valves, motors, thermostat(s), and smoke/carbon-monoxide detectors, and instruct you on anything you could do between our service visits. As a rule of thumb, furnace filters need to be changed every three months or as needed, which is something you can do yourself with the correct filters.

Air Conditioner Maintenance

For air conditioners, an annual service tune-up and cleaning is recommended, usually performed in the spring. Our professional technician will check and clean the connections, coils, blower components, lines, refrigerant, drain, fuses, and thermostat(s), as well as lubricate all working parts. Maintenance you can do yourself between service visits is to remove any yard debris or vegetation from the top and sides of your outdoor air conditioner unit, as well as to keep it covered with an air conditioner cover or tarp in the winter.

Heat Pump Maintenance

For heat pumps, an annual service tune-up and cleaning is recommended, usually performed in the fall, same as furnaces and boilers. Our professional technician will check and clean ducts, filters, blower, indoor coil, ducts, refrigerant, electric terminals, connections, motors, and belts, as well as lubricate all working parts. Be sure to change or clean the filter every three months or as needed. You can also clean the outdoor coils whenever they seem dirty, and keep yard debris and vegetation away from the unit.

Whole-House Humidifier Maintenance

For whole-house humidifiers, an annual service tune-up and cleaning is recommended, usually performed at the same time as your furnace tune-up and cleaning. Our professionals include this maintenance along with the furnace appointment. Typically there isn’t much in the way of maintenance; however, our technician will change your humidifier pad and clean any mineral buildup you may have (in the case of hard water). Ask our technician to show you how to dissolve the buildup on your own every few months to keep your humidifier working at top efficiency.

Air-Filtration System Maintenance

For air-filtration systems, regular maintenance is something your can perform on your own. Maintenance on an air-filtration system usually just means changing or cleaning the filter every three to nine months. But you should check with the manufacturer’s specific recommendations. Changing or cleaning your filter on a regular basis will ensure the best filtration for your home as well as extend the life of the system. If you need any assistance or would like to install an air-filtration system, feel free to talk with one of our professionals at Able Heating & Air.

Water Heater Maintenance

For water heaters, an annual inspection and service is recommended, usually included in your annual plumbing inspection (any required service would be separate). Either have one of our professional plumbers perform the required maintenance, especially if you’re uncomfortable doing it yourself, or do it yourself. To keep your water heater running efficiently, you want to check the pressure valve, check the anode rod, flush the tank (due to sediment buildup), adjust the temperature (if needed), and insulate the pipes and tank (if needed). Once again, one of our professional plumbers can easily do this service for you to help in extending the life of your water heater.

Whole-House Generator Maintenance

For generators, different aspects of the generator require monthly, biannual, or annual inspection and service, but service is typically contingent on engine hours and/or time periods used. The more hours your unit is used, the more frequently it should be serviced. Our certified professionals are happy to perform these services for you. When inspected and serviced properly, your generator could conceivably last 20 to 30 years.

Monthly it’s recommended for you to visually inspect your unit, clean the unit in a general sense, and check the oil and coolant levels and battery charger.

Biannually it’s recommended to have our professional technician inspect and service your generator’s enclosure, belts, cables, connections, oil, hoses, exhaust system, muffler, battery and accessories, air clean units, piping, wiring, control panel, and accessories.

Annually it’s recommended to have our professional technician inspect and service oil (change), filters (change), spark plugs, coolant, crankcase breather, cooling system, and for diesel-fueled units only, fuel (test) and reconditioning.

At Able Heating & Air, we’re here to to assist you in maintaining your home’s systems or to answer any of your questions about maintenance. Keeping your equipment in good working order allows you peace of mind to know they’ll be there when you need them. It also makes good financial sense to keep equipment serviced to help extend their life spans. Here in Culpeper, VA, call us at 540-718-7556 to make an appointment now.

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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.

Air Conditioner Maintenance in Locust Grove, VA 22508

“The office called the day before to confirm the appointment. Mike was on time. We reviewed the history of the units and surveyed the areas he would be working in. He went to work and was kind and considerate at all times. Upon completion of the maintenance of the three units, he shared pictures showing us what work he had done and pointed out areas of concern. We also reviewed some the measurements/readings he obtained from the units. He identified several concerns and provided costs to address each. We formulated a plan to address some of the concerns and to keep an eye on others. Although we did discuss a new unit's cost relative to the anticipated repair costs, there was at no time high pressure sales to buy a whole new unit. Overall, I'm really pleased with the services provided.”

– Bradley C.

Air Conditioner Maintenance in Culpeper, VA 22701

“Another great service experience! Thank you Seth for everything, especially explaining everything accomplished today and next steps.”

– Mike N.

Air Conditioner Maintenance in Rixeyville, VA 22737

“Very nice you man .
Was very thorough and explained everything.”

– Audrey R.

Gas Furnace Maintenance in Culpeper, VA 22701

“The technician arrived on time and was friendly, knowledgeable, and professional.”

– Debbie P.

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.

Air Conditioner Maintenance in Culpeper, VA 22701

“As always a very thorough cleaning and inspection. Friendly and knowledgeable service tech.”

– Shane M.

Air Conditioner Maintenance in Culpeper, VA 22701

“Everything was perfect! My tech, Michael, was polite, professional, and punctual! My standard maintenance was done efficiently and with great care. Any and every question I had was explained thoroughly. I look forward to working with Able Heating & Air in the future!”

– Brianna 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.