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

  • “I don’t normally write reviews, but I have to say, Phil from American Mechanical is a true professional and an incredibly knowledgeable individual. I had called American Mechanical after a failed attempt by my Home Warranty company to correct a sewage drainage/back up issue. I was pretty upset at this point especially with the service I had just received from another company. The woman I spoke with on the phone was friendly, patient and helpful! We had just moved into this house and sewage is definitely not what you want to deal with right from the start. The home warranty company sent someone out who said I had a collapsed line and that there was nothing they could do. My call to American was early evening on a Friday and I was expecting to not get an appointment until Monday. They sent Phil over within the hour. He was very friendly, walked me through the yard helping me find the clean-outs and main cut offs. He walked me through some of the questions I had to help me understand the plumbing of our new house. He also solved the issue and it did not involve me having to spend thousands of dollars on a new main line. I have met “good” industry professionals before, but I am incredibly pleased with the service I received from Phil and the staff at American Mechanical.” - Nate W.
  • “I would like to take a moment and extend my thanks for a job “WELL DONE” at my residence. The technicians that guided the installation of a new 20KW standby whole house generator were excellent. I would again like to thank Rodney, Tim and Drake for their time and attention in performing a flawless installation, and special mention to all support staff including Chris, Casey, John G., and Kelley as their commitment to customer service facilitated this project. To all, their attention to detail, and outstanding professionalism truly is a remarkable asset of American Mechanical of Virginia.” - Jon B.
  • “The sales representative was Mike Hayes and he was excellent. He was polite, very knowledgeable and could answer and inform us of every part of the job we were purchasing. Suggestions were made that were most welcome. Jennifer followed through promptly as promised. The team arrived on the date of installation on time. They explained what they would be doing and went right to work. No time was wasted as they asked our preferences as the needs arose. As I was recovering from surgery I do not know a lot of names but had more occasion to speak with Randy and found him to be personable and all members of the team were likeable. There was no vulgar language and all the men were polite while staying busy on the job. I believe it was John who handled the final paperwork with my son-in-law as my son was at work. I would not hesitate to refer anyone to American Mechanical.” - C. Cofield
  • “I’m very impressed with American Mechanical. Everyone I’ve talked to has been pleasant, polite and knowledgeable. The office staff set up my appointment and sent me a text message the day before as a reminder. I like that! When I called to inquire as to an exact time the technician would reach my house they were able to give me a 30 minute window and gave me the technician’s name so I’d know who to expect. Jason, the electrician, arrived on time with shoe covers. He carefully explained the product and the process as well as amn approximate timeline for the installation and maintenance. Jason was courteous, personable and knowledgeable. I’m anxious to get this project started. American Mechanical is IMPRESSIVE!” - J. Gleason
  • “From the first meeting with Mike I was impressed with American Mechanical. He had a friendly, straightforward approach that made my decision easy. Jennifer was great working with my crazy schedule to insure that the installation of my new system was done in the quickest time possible and let me know of any delays in a timely manner. David and his crew worked efficiently and quickly to install the new unit. Everyone was friendly, courteous, and professional. As the face of the company they made me very comfortable using American Mechanical again for future work on my home. I would definitely recommend them to anyone who asks and feel that I got great service, work and value for my money. Everyone was exceptional.” - Anneliese R.
  • “LT came to our house, reviewed our requirements and presented options in a very professional and efficient manner. Much better experience than another company who’s representative dragged out the process for 3.5 hours. We had four companies inspect our home A/C set up and decided to go with American Mechanical because of a combination of reasonable cost, the equipment quoted (Trane – we already have a decent Trane furnace, existing air conditioner is a 28 year old Carrier), warranty, and timeline for installation. While our existing equipment does work, we realize since its 28 years old that it is liable to fail at any time. Plus, the RR-22 refrigerant will not be available soon. Equipment has not been installed yet, but from other reviews, I do not think I have anything to be concerned about.” - Chuck McGrath
  • “I’m that guy that never leaves a review. I’m that guy that sees reviews and thinks that these reviews aren’t real. Most companies use words like Loyal, integrity and honesty to lure you in then “BAM” they hit you with a bunch of BS charges. I must say American Mechanical customer service and their HVAC technician Manny was all of the above, To top it off their tech Manny Santiago was very knowledgeable, I can sniff out BS because of previous experiences with dealing with dishonest people. But, I can honestly say Manny was very professional, and he provided a thorough HVAC inspection. I highly recommend American Mechanical and their “OUTSTANDING” HVAC tech Manuel Santiago aka Manny.” - Smiley World
  • “Since I commenced my generator install in February, through my gas line upgrade, numerous inspections, HVAC installation and most recently my service call, Karoline has always been the five star “go to” person. When it looked like Virginia Natural Gas was going to leave me without heat in the cold of winter, Karoline said that if the gas company leaves you stranded, let me know and I will get a team out there to get you heat. She is dedicated and selfless and foremost is the first contact for the customer setting the tone for the excellence you will receive from American Mechanical.” - Gregory E
  • “Tony and Taylor installed a new heat pump in our apartment today. They arrived shortly after 8 and predicted it would take until 5. Everything went smoothly until they ran into a wiring mystery created by another local company. After considerable trouble shooting, Jon came to help, and everything was wrapped up by 7 PM. Tony remarked, “There are no problems, only solutions.” Then added, “We stay until the job is done.” Everyone was calm, patient and understanding. After having bad experiences with other local companies, we are now proudly American Mechanical customers. Thank you for giving us confidence we are in good hands at last.” - Cletis Fordwicke

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

“My name is John, and I've always been good at fixing things. In 1994 I decided to open an honest HVAC company, and American Mechanical was born. I've been in the HVAC industry for over 40 years now, and honesty, quality and fairness are still my number one priorities. Our mission every day is to provide professional, quality service and workmanship to our customers - and that's a guarantee.”

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