Heating System Replacement & Repair

Heating System Replacement & Repair

HVAC Experts in Virginia Beach Restoring Comfort

At American Mechanical, we know the importance of doing a great job installing or repairing your central heating system right the first time. Our family of dedicated heating service and repair technicians is available 24/7 and treats every customer without heat as an emergency heating repair.

We service residential and commercial customers throughout the Hampton Roads area, in Virginia Beach, Chesapeake, Norfolk, Portsmouth, Suffolk, Newport News, Hampton, and Williamsburg. We have over 19 years of experience fixing, installing, and servicing all types of heating systems, including large HVAC and heating equipment manufacturer brands such as Trane, Lennox, Bryant, Carrier, and Rheem.

Contact us today at (757) 347-8549 about our available maintenance plans and for servicing on your Virginia Beach heating system.

Heating System Install & Replacements

Making a decision regarding whether or not to replace your heating system or just try and have it repaired can be a difficult decision to make. What it will come down to, though, is the most ideal compromise between cost and comfort level received. We’re happy to help in this process.

Here are some things to consider when deciding whether to repair or replace your heating equipment:

  • How old is your heater, furnace, or boiler?
  • Does your current heating system need frequent repairs?
  • Are your energy bills going up?
  • Do your rooms feel too hot or not warm enough?

In today’s market, there are various heating service options: solar heating, electric heating, furnaces, boilers, geothermal heating, steam, and water radiators. While we encourage you to research replacement systems before it becomes an emergency, you can also consult with our technicians. We can evaluate your current heating system, and recommend a solution that meets your individual needs.

Together, you and our heating service specialists can consider all fuel and heating system types to determine which makes the most sense. Discussing energy saving and efficiency levels, operational and maintenance costs in the beginning will ensure your long-term investment is the right one for you.

Common Furnace and Heater Repair Problems

Sometimes, we expect our heating systems just to run smoothly for as long as we need them to. Unfortunately, just like any other machine, they have flaws and are prone to malfunction if the proper maintenance or attention isn’t given to them periodically.

Here are some of the most common problems that may cause your furnace or heating equipment to break down:

  • Clogged or dirty filters resulting in air flow and comfort problems
  • Airflow problems from fan motors, causing furnace overheating or poor heating control
  • Thermostat or heat pump malfunctions causing no heat and fan issues
  • Furnace or heating system pilot or ignition control problems
  • Lack of maintenance causes unexpected breakdowns, or increased energy costs
  • Duct problems, inadequate air sealing or insulation

For all these common issues, a professionally qualified and certified Virginia Beach HVAC technician can quickly diagnose the problem area and make the necessary heating and furnace repairs. Having a maintenance plan could prevent nearly all heating problems that result in no heat or low comfort levels.

Heating System Maintenance Service

Routine maintenance and annual checkups will help keep your heating system operating at peak performance. Before the heating season, perform maintenance at least once a year.

No matter what type of heating system you have, here are some things you can do to prolong the life of and keep your boiler, furnace, or heater in top condition:

  • Use a high-efficiency air filter
  • Keep heat units free of leaves, pollen, and grass
  • Replace your air filter at least every 90 days
  • Turn off water to the furnace humidifier in the summer
  • Replace your carbon monoxide detector battery annually

During a tune-up, all the components are checked and serviced so they operate correctly and at peak efficiency during the heating season. Important items like Carbon Monoxide checks, adequate combustion air, equipment clearances, and equipment safety are also key elements to the tune-up process. Especially during the heating season, we remind our customers of safety measures.

Always remember that furnaces of any age may pose safety hazards from combustion or gases, particularly if a certified HVAC technician has not maintained the equipment regularly.

Call our Virginia Beach heating team today to take advantage of our offers and keep your home or business as comfortable as you prefer throughout the cold months!

Rave Reviews From Happy Customers

  • “Jon S. came out this evening with a sewer backup. He was very thorough trying to find out why it had occurred in order to hopefully prevent it from happening again. We purchased the house a few weeks ago. He found a 2nd sewer cleanout under our front schrubs other than the one in the back yard. This helped to alleviate our concern that the backup could be from underneath our home. He spent extra time with me this evening to go over common causes of sewer backups. He was very kind and courteous and professional.” - Kevin S.
  • “OTHERS LEFT SCRATCHING THEIR HEADS? I could not be more pleased with my recent service from Eric V. with American Mechanical. Eric responded to a service request for a strange high pitched squeal we've been hearing from our toilet. We had already been through two other companies in the area, both whom left scratching their heads with no answers. Eric was like a bloodhound on the trail. He explored a few possibilities, identified the possible issue, then tracked it every step of the way. We are currently in a rental, so our knowledge of past issues at this residence is limited. He was able to not only pinpoint the issue but also other factors throughout the house at different valves that were contributing to the noise. Eric is without a doubt the most thorough, persistent and invested plumber I have ever seen. I would highly recommend American Mechanical to anyone in the area, and would insist on Eric V. for a plumbing call. From their scheduling call to their service specialists, American Mechanical delivers top notch customer service all around.” - Amanda R.
  • “I recently had a service visit from the electricians Steve B. and John G. to complete electrical repairs on my home. They were competent, nice guys who did a fabulous job for me! I am very pleased with the outcome of their efforts. I also had a service visit from one of American Mechanical's plumbing technicians Robin W. and he equally did a fantastic job in fixing my commode which needed new tank bolts (which were no longer available) for my American Standard toilet. The technician was patient and was able to find compatible tank bolts to make the needed repair. All of these technicians were terrific and did a "beautiful" job for me. These are fine representatives of American Mechanical and I would highly recommend their services if you ever need an electrician or plumbing repair.” - Ed W.
  • “Eric V is a very honest hard working young man who knows what "customer service" really means. I really appreciated his honesty and his desire to do the job right. After the initial pressure washing of the sewer lines on 8/10/15, I was told by another technician (not Eric) that we would be fine after $495.00 charge. On 9/22/15 the other technician had to come back and pressure wash the pipes again because we were backing up again for another $495.00. So, now I was angry because we had only gone past the 30 day warranty by 12 days and we had to pay another $495.00. We also had to pay for a video scoping of the line and we were given a discount for that procedure (that cost $250.00) which I was told was a discounted rate from $325.00. Eric was the technician who came to do the video. He said the pipes were cast iron and looked to be in good shape and the last five feet before the city line had some roots in it that should be removed. That would require installing a two way clean-out for $450.00 and running a big snake to cut the roots. Eric did this job after much work at trying to remove a bush that was sitting over the pipe and discovering the water line ran directly above the sewer pipe. He was honest and hard working as I stated earlier. So, this job cost a total of $1,690.00 and probably would not have cost that much if Eric had been the first technician we saw. Eric did only what needed to be done and didn't try to "sell" a bigger job. I would call American Mechanical again as long as Eric was my technician. That is my honest review.” - Scott C.
  • “Joe went out of his way to come to my home on Christmas Eve. Par for the course for American Mechanical. He was prompt, professional and a pleasure to deal with. I will never use any other company! I love this company! Every interaction I have had with them has been nothing short of amazing. The staff…from owner to receptionist…has always been kind and courteous. I will never go elsewhere!” - Melanie G. Virginia Beach
  • “Joel was on time, courteous, and listened to what I had to say prior to offering solutions. Had to leave my job to complete another but said he would return. He really did and in a timely fashion. This is my third service with American Mechanical, they are my plumbers for life. Thank you for doing an excellent job at a very reasonable rate.” - Thomas
  • “Rich P. is a life saver! My upstairs bathroom sprung a leak and flooded the floor. My home warranty service couldn't get anyone out for 24 hours. We called American Mechanical and Rich P. was knocking on the door in roughly 30 minutes! Rich took one look and knew exactly what the issue was. Not only did he fix the problem, he also took extra time talking to a representative with the warranty company to help ensure I'm reimbursed. He did it all with a smile! He was very personable and professional. He really was the rainbow at the end of the storm. His calm demeanor, small talk and positive attitude really helped me let go of the stress and put a smile on my face. I can't say thank enough for his help. I'm definitely storing his business card in a safe spot...just in case!!!"” - Sherelle O.
  • “American Mechanical, Incorporated plumbing technician Jon S. just left after spending 3 hours to resolve my non-functioning DELTA kitchen faucet issue. He thoroughly trouble-shot the problem, cleaned assumed culprit and even got on the phone with the DELTA representative to follow up on my communications earlier with them. With DELTA’s help, Jon bypassed the bad switch and got running water to my faucet! Joy! Joy! Thankfully, Jon did not give up and was able to resolve my problem just in time for a party that we are hosting tomorrow!” - Sondra Mulkey
  • “Chuck was great with knowing exactly what was wrong and was a straight shooter in sharing information of what costs would be should we tackle another huge project. We’ve had other plumbers out before working on the same issue and Chuck was the only one who actually FIXED the problem.” - Gustavo O.

What Sets American Mechanical Apart

  • Emergency Services & Same Day Service Available
  • Master Licensed Contractors
  • NATE Certified Technicians
  • Clean, Uniformed, & Highly-Trained Technicians
  • We Get the Job Done Right the First Time
  • We Guarantee Professional, Quality Service and Workmanship
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