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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!

With the holiday season and cooler weather quickly approaching the Shenandoah Valley, you need to ensure your home is ready. You may have guests that will be coming to visit or you may be leaving your home empty for a few days while you go away. Either way, your home needs to get prepared in order to guarantee you have a safe, healthy and comfortable winter.

The first days of fall are always an indication of the winter weather that is sure to come! Properly winterizing your home can make all the difference in the world for a warm, cozy winter. Not sure where to start?! Follow Excel's maintenance checklist and your home will be ready to go for the colder season approaching.

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, Air Conditioning Repair - Harrisonburg, Virginia Blog Post, VA
If you need air conditioning repair in Harrisonburg, the Shenandoah Valley, or the surrounding areas, contact the experts at Excel Heating & Cooling. We have been proudly serving the valley community for over 50 years!
Angie's List Super Service Award
We're excited to share that we've earned the service industry's coveted Angie's List Super Service Award, representing an exemplary year of service in local communities. We're extremely thankful to our loyal clients and honored to be recognized for our dedication and reliability.
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.

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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