At Excel Heating and Cooling, we believe in educating the community on a variety of topics related to home comfort, HVAC system durability, and energy efficiency. Our goal is to help make homes throughout the Shenandoah Valley more comfortably by providing timely and important information on home heating and cooling. When an HVAC system needs to be replaced, we work with homeowners and landlords to make informed purchasing decisions. Check out our blog posts to learn more!

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Have you had winter cold-like symptoms a little longer than expected? Learn when it may be your indoor air to blame, instead of just a germ-ridden doorknob! Excel Heating and Cooling explains the challenges to high indoor air quality, and how you can get an indoor air quality allergy test to increase the health of your home.

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Upgrade your heating with an HVAC contractor that can properly size your furnace to the heating load of your home. Oversized or undersized furnaces can be a headache and a costly recurring expense for homeowners. Learn how furnaces are sized for homes and how to maximize your heating installation investment.

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Heat smarter this winter by not falling for inaccurate or misleading heating advice. From furnace sizing to programmable thermostats, learn which tips will save you money on heating and keep your home warmer in winter and which will simply lead to wasted energy and expensive heating maintenance

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If the heating isn't working right in your home, diagnose the problem with this reference guide from Excel. Heating won't turn on? Furnace making weird noises? Frustrated with high heating bills? Excel explains common heating issues and how you can fix them with heating maintenance service today.

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Did you see this year's farmers' almanac winter weather forecasts? Find out from Excel Heating & Cooling what's in store for Shenandoah Valley homeowners and how home prep in fall can be a great defense against even the almanac's worst winter predictions.

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Is your house too humid? Excel explains how to improve the indoor air quality of your Broadway or Harrisonburg home with a whole home dehumidifier. Learn the benefits of a whole home dehumidifier over a portable unit, and how to make sure your living space healthier for your family.

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Real home comfort requires a heating & cooling system unique to your home's needs. Learn how Excel Heating & Cooling can set up a custom comfort control system specifically tailored to your Virginia home. Find out how a programmable thermostat & home zoning can improve indoor air quality & lower your energy costs!

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Thinking about upgrading to ductless heat pumps, but don't know the best places to install them? Many homeowners ask us here at Excel Heating & Cooling, "What's the best indoor/outdoor mini split unit placement?" Learn how mini split placement can make a huge difference in your Virginia home's energy efficiency.

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AC not cooling effectively? Troubleshoot your Shenandoah Valley VA home’s central air with these tips before you call for AC service. A routine maintenance check-up from the AC pros at Excel Heating & Cooling can put your cooling back on track.
How can you lower your cooling bills this summer? videographic excel cooling

The AC pros at Excel Heating and cooling have some useful tips to lower your summer cooling bills. Cut your energy bill with central air check up or add a new high-efficiency mini-split or cooling system.


  • The company representatives were all professional, friendly and charismatic. All in all, the experience was straight up and easy.

    R.C., Harrisonburg, VA
  • Impressed with care taken in the house, taking off shoes, wearing booties, cleaning up before they left. Very pleasant and mannerly, taking time to explain everything to us.

    J.G., Harrisonburg, VA
  • Excellent customer interactions. Options were thoroughly and honestly explained. Always performed as promised. System working well.

    L.K., McGaheysville, VA
  • I was very happy with your service and knowledge. You explained everything to me and informed me of future repairs and when it may be needed to be done without being pushy. Thank you.

    L.C., Manassas, VA
  • I am very happy with the level of service provided by Excel. It is refreshing to see a business structure support our business with a level of professionalism so lacking in the construction industry.

    Anonymous Company, Harrisonburg, VA
  • I appreciate the communications and not leaving the customer in the dark on appointments, equipment and service.

    D.P., Harrisonburg, VA
  • I recommend Excel to everyone that I come in contact with that are looking for a quality heating and cooling company to deal with. In the past year, I have referred at least 10 people to Excel. Nothing but good things to say from beginning to end!

    K.K., Harrisonburg, VA
  • The gentleman who called on us was friendly, courteous and answered all questions. I hope he is our service rep again.

    T.W., Timberville, VA
  • I selected your company last summer based on reviews and I have to say I have not been diappointed. Great service each appointment!

    P.S., Leesburg, VA
  • "Advisor" was good at interpreting the different heat pump possibilities. All staff were good at working around a trip we had to take. There was a follow-up call to see how we were faring.

    M.F., Harrisonburg, VA
  • Excel has done a great job of getting my heating and AC working efficiently. They were quick and thorough. The minute I had a question, they were back to check it out/fix it.

    M.R., Bridgewater, VA