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

  • “Had our Spring HVAC inspection/tune up performed by Trey today. He arrived on time and was very thorough. He spent a lot of time making sure everything was inspected on both of our units to be sure we are ready for a hot summer. He even cleaned out a hornets nest! Yikes! When asking about recommended services, Trey was up front and honest. We did go ahead with one of his recommended items. We are waiting to do the other. I appreciate that the company is willing to replace a customer-supplied part in order to save us some money.” - Nicole C.
  • “Had American Mechanical come to my home for spring HVAC maintenance. Dave Johnson was the HVAC tech who performed the service and was very thorough and knowledgeable in performing the maintenance and offering recommendations. Kim was the dispatcher who set the appointment up for me and was very professional and set up the appointment at my convenience time and with a knowledgeable HVAC tech. We are retired military and would highly recommend American Mechanical to anyone needing quality and professional service.” - Diane Beyer
  • “We had Randy Berry and Kevin Garner and they did a great job. Being a woman it’s important that I don’t feel uncomfortable around them and I didn’t! They got the air duct cleaning done in 3 ½ hours. They are also doggie approved and I don’t trust anyone that my dog doesn’t like!” - Kathy
  • “The team arrived on time, they were very courteous throughout the whole day. Tarps laid down to keep the house clean and they also wore booties on the shoes. Old unit removed and the new one installed is working like a rocket ship. Couldn’t be happier and I highly recommend them. Prices are right on par for a decent Trane system with anyone else out there but the professionalism and workmanship couldn’t be topped. Offered to bring me A/C units and heaters over to the house if I needed them since my old unit was out of commission until install day and brought me a years worth of filters.” - Joseph Y.
  • “Our furnace decided to give out during the Nor’easter this past weekend. My husband called American Mechanical and we were able to have someone come out and assess on Saturday. Although we were tols it could be up to a week for the part to come in on Monday we received a call they had found the part. Dave J. came on Monday afternoon and found we needed an additional part. He went back to the warehouse to get the additional part so that we wouldn’t have to go another night without heat. He was very professional and made every effort to make sure we were comfortable. We had been using another small HVAC company and were not pleased. American Mechanical is our new HVAC company. Thank you for restoring our heat.” - Gwen
  • “This company is great! I have used them a few times and they impress me each time with their excellent customer service, and honest diagnostics that are explained thoroughly prior to any service repairs with a price quote. I highly recommend – Dave J. for any HVAC services needed. He recently repaired my HVAC system to a quality above my high expectations, and did so while explaining the process and giving me advice to keep the system from having future issues. Five stars to Dave J. and American Mechanical, Incorporated for an excellent job. Highly recommended!” - Joel
  • “You’ve been patient and understanding of our needs and concerns as we progressed from talking about a combi-tankless unit through its installation. While you are probably more accustomed to fielding problems, allow me to offer some compliments. Our experience with American Mechanical has been most unusual. Never before have we worked with a company that seemingly couldn’t do enough to satisfy our requests. Every concern was met with a serious and immediate attempt at solution. Communications were easy and two-way. The gentlemen who made the initial installation (Tony and Bobby) as well as the men who did the later work (Trey and Dave) treated our home like a home, not just another workplace. We enjoyed having them here, and kind of missed them when the work was finished. They did their work artfully – even making a special effort to get the recirculating pump control in an easy to use location. Finally, they did a nice job of cleaning up after each hard day of work. There is a company that advertises that it is “our company for life”. Well, that’s how we feel about American Mechanical after this experience. You played a critical role in creating that commitment. We’ve already called upon your company for a plumbing repair; and we’ll be calling you soon to talk about a whole house generator. We look forward to many years of work together in the future.” - John Stewart
  • “Each time I use American Mechanical the experience gets even better. The text message with the techs picture and background ensures I know who I’m expecting. The tech tracking link shows me where my technician is and exactly when to expect his arrival. The personal attention, explanations, and quality of service of the tech is always outstanding. Kudos for not being satisfied with just doing the same old thing and be willing to continue to improve the customer experience.” - Bruce & Cathy
  • “I want to express my appreciation and satisfaction with the follow-up work David and Randy completed today on my duct system. They were able to quickly and satisfactorily make the necessary repair and add to that, their professional and positive attitude and that makes for an upbeat and pleasant experience. Once again, it was a pleasure doing business with American Mechanical.” - Mike Barrett

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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