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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 20106

“Liam was thorough, competent, and very pleasant to work with.”

– Toni I.

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“Great Experience, The tech arrived on time and explained what he was going to do. He went right to work on both systems. When finished we reviewed his finding and suggestions.

We have always been pleased with the service we have received from Able Heating and Air”

– Bill B.

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“Michael was very pleasant and professional. He has been well trained and when he met our neighbor, he kindly asked if she had had her furnace serviced.”

– Gale and Ed H.

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“Michael always does an excellent job when he comes to my home and when he comes to Lake of the Woods Church. He is friendly and courteous. Extremely competent.”

– Richard K.

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“Liam just finished doing the first maintenance check since Able installed a complete HVAC system in our home about 6 months ago. We couldn't be happier with the service and the system. Liam was pleasant, informative and thorough–a hallmark of everyone we've come in contact with at Able.”

– Jim H.

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“Liam Riley was very friendly. He explained the services he performed, gave a description of possible problems with the system, and suggested consideration for some improvements on the system. I was very pleased with his visit and the work he performed.”

– Verna R.

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“Very polite. Answered any questions I had. Performed maintenance in a timely manner.
Very satisfied.”

– Diann K.

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“Arrived on time per scheduling (rescheduled from earlier time slot as company was stretched for repairs). Upon completion all available upgrades were explained. I asked if an invoice would be emailed and was informed yes it would be. I looked for communication regarding invoice that had pricing of upgrades but haven't received yet. Considering the Air Scrubber and System Water Filter but require pricing as quoted.”

– Robert T.

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“My experience with Mike was excellent. He took the time to explain everything and did a really good job overall. His demeanor is professional and friendly. He made good recommendations. 🙂”

– Andrea J.

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“Great communication. Seth was great he took the time to go over everything and answer all my questions. Furnace is working better than ever.”

– Carol G.


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.