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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!

As the leaves begin to change color, there is certainly a crispness to the air here in Harrisonburg, Virginia. Now is the perfect time to focus on getting your home prepared for winter. Preventing discomfort can be accomplished through preventative measures in the fall.

If you’re not sure where to start with getting your home ready for winter, focus on the following to be prepared and boost your home’s efficiency, comfort and health during the colder months:

With summer in full force here in Harrisonburg, Virginia, your air conditioner has probably been working nonstop. But just like you can’t stay in peak health without an occasional check-up at your doctor’s office, your AC needs to be evaluated to ensure it is healthy and stays that way for quite some time. If you’re concerned about your air conditioner’s ability to cool your home, you should schedule air conditioning service.

Excel Heating and Cooling HVAC System Sizing Blog, VA
Heating and cooling accounts for nearly half of the average home utility bill. Unfortunately, research shows that many residential HVAC systems are improperly sized or installed, increasing energy costs. Proper equipment sizing is essential for home comfort, system durability, and energy efficiency.
Excel Heating and Cooling 5 Strategies Blog, VA
With warm humid summers, many Shenandoah Valley homeowners have high air conditioning bills. There are, however, many simple energy efficiency strategies that can have a big impact on your summer electricity bills!
Excel Heating and Cooling, Learning More About The Size Of The AC Blog Post, VA
The biggest problem with an oversized air conditioning system is that it is simply too powerful and quick at doing it's job. In some cases, it's comparable to using a chainsaw to trim a rose bush. Oversized air conditioning units quickly and effectively brings air temperature down to the thermostat setting, but shut off after running for just a few minutes, in a process known as "short-cycling."
Excel Heating and Cooling, What to do after scheduling an HVAC service appointment Blog Post, VA
After going through our pre-service call checklist and scheduling an HVAC service appointment with us at 540-434-0030, here are a few more things you can do to make sure your HVAC service appointment goes off without a hitch.
Excel Heating and Cooling, Heat Pump Repairs and HVAC Experts, VA
As a certified Lennox Dealer, our technicians have the knowledge and expertise you can trust. Whether it is a furnace from the Dave Lennox Signature Collection or a Merit Series Air Conditioner -- Excel Heating and Cooling has you covered.
Heating and Furnace Repair
At Excel Heating & Cooling, our comfort advisors are on-call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to provide emergency heating and furnace service to residents of Harrisonburg and Rockingham County Virginia. Our experienced staff will address your needs quickly and efficiently.
Energy Recovery Ventilators
As building science has improved and interest in home energy efficiency has increased-- houses are getting tighter and tighter, with fewer leaks, gaps and holes where air can flow in and out. In general, this is great news for the energy efficiency of a home, because air leaks make your heating and cooling systems work much harder.
Excel Heating and Cooling, Heating and Heat Pump Repair in Harrisonburg Blog Post, VA
If you're having issues this winter with the heating system in your home, the experts at Excel Heating and Cooling are here for you. Whether it's the furnace, heat pump, or heater -- our skilled technicians will ensure fast and professional service.

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  • 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