Heating System Replacement & Repair

Heating System Replacement & Repair in Virginia Beach

HVAC Experts in Restoring Comfort

At American Mechanical, we know the importance of doing a great job installing or to repair 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, Portsmouth, Norfolk, Suffolk, Newport News, Hampton, and Williamsburg.

Heating Brands We Work With

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.

Heater 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?

We Can Help You Find the Right Heating Option

In today’s market, there are various heating service options: solar heating, electric heating, furnaces, geothermal heating, boilers, 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, but then suddenly the furnace starts making noises. 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 reasons your furnace or heater may break down:

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

A certified Virginia Beach HVAC technician can quickly diagnose these common problems and make the necessary heating and furnace repairs. Investing in a maintenance plan can prevent nearly all heating problems from taking place.

How Do I Know If My Heater Needs a Tune- Up?

Routine maintenance and annual checkups will help keep your heating system operating at peak performance, but how do you know when it's time for a heater tune-up? Before the heating season, perform maintenance at least once a year, especially before winter approaches.

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

What Happens During a Heater Tune-Up?

During a routine system tune-up, one of our expert HVAC technicians will check and service all components of your heating system to ensure they operate correctly and at peak efficiency. Key elements of the tune-up process include carbon monoxide checks, equipment safety and clearance, and adequate combustion air checks. Especially during the heating season, we remind our customers of safety measures.

Keep in mind 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

  • “Randy B. and Kevin G. work for American Mechanical as HVAC specialists. They recently replaced all of the air conditioning and heating ducts in my home. Both Randy and Kevin are skilled professionals and are a well organized team. They were both courteous, dres neat and I always got a call or e-mail to let me know they were coming to my home. American Mechanical is fortunate to have them in their employment!” - Bob D.
  • “GENERAC advised me to have a generator safety check performed. American Mechanical was recommended as an authorized company. I was so impressed by the professionalism, it started from the first call made to set the appointment. I love the reminder text messages provided by this company, keeping you up to date along with the picture of your technician coming to your home. Jason Gay, the technician was icing on the cake. Oh my, you could feel his genuine attitude and confidence that he knew he worked with a great company. It’s nice to see loyalty from employees. It means to me, the company takes care of their employees and in turn, the employees take good care of their clients. Technicians can make or break a company. I actually called three other companies on the recommended companies and I did not get a warm feeling on any of those. They could not even tell me when they could come out. American Mechanical scheduled an appointment with me within a few days and the technician was on time, with a friendly smile and a warm hand shake. Also when Jason speaks with you he looks directly into your eyes. That means he is listening to your questions and concerns. I don’t get that much anymore from most companies. I can tell you that you have a home run hit with Jason Gay. He thoroughly checked my generator and took the time to explain the maintenance plans offered by his company. He also gave me helpful safety tips that were very important. I have now found a go to company because of his visit, that I feel will do what they promise to do for most of my household need for repairs. It is so hard to find great companies that really care. I highly recommend American Mechanical! Thanks again Jason for having those good old fashioned business etiquette that rarely exists in today’s time.” - Regina W
  • “Sales, installation and service was first rate! I truly appreciate the service rendered over a two day period by Tony J. and Taylor B. They were on time and most professional. I left a BBB rating with five stars for each gentleman. American Mechanical is a wonderful company with superb employees. I love my new HVAC Trane system and will enjoy it for many years to come!” - Mike W.
  • “My husband and I have been so very impressed with American Mechanical and their staff! We are having electrical upgrades and a GENERAC back up generator installed for our home. Jason was our first contact. He met with us, answered our many questions, inspected the house and gave us suggestions. Jason made us feel very comfortable with our decision to have this work accomplished. The technicians at our house were Jon, Rodney and Tim. They were such hard workers! All were very friendly, patient with all my questions and made us feel relaxed and comfortable having them at our residence. In addition, Kirsti has been our contact regarding scheduling. She has been most helpful with keeping us informed about when and what would be happening. Highly recommend this company! Excellent employees!” - Sandra P.
  • “What an INCREDIBLE company to work with! Kirsti in the office helped us get the right people out here for the situation we had going on. Shaw inspected our old system, told us it was done. Scoped the duct lines prior to putting together a plan for a new system, once the duct work checked out passable the new system came together beautifully! Bobby and Dillon showed up and got to work a day earlier than expected (which is wonderful with temps expected to reach 90 degrees and we had no air conditioning). By the end of day one we had air conditioning downstairs, On day two of the installation we had air conditioning upstairs. They fully explained EVERYTHING. No question was left hanging. They fixed things I didn’t realize were a problem. Definitely a company I would recommend to everyone I know. Thank you American Mechanical from start to finish, GREAT JOB!” - Stacy D.
  • “HVAC Solutions Specialist – Mr. Mike Hayes – TOP SHELF Mike came to our house as a “second opinion” regarding replacing our two HVAC units. He was very personal, professional, and knowledgeable and we felt very comfortable and hopeful after talking with him. He took the time to educate us on our systems and even noted that one of our systems was still under warranty. Since we are on a fixed income, it was a true testament of Mike’s character and work ethic to have someone educate us instead of sell. Did you know the date your HVAC was installed is actually the date the warranty starts and not the date on the equipment? I am confident that once we are free from our current maintenance agreement with the other company, we will call on Mike and American Mechanical for any future needs as their mission statement holds true with our experience: PEOPLE – TRUST – VALUE. Thank you…” - Sherry B.
  • “James, Rich took care of me today and we signed a contract for two more bathrooms and included a vent for the third. I continue to be a raving American Mechanical fan. Very pleased all around with your company. Please let your leadership know how well you all do. For me to experience such consistency in service level all around reflects very well on the leadership and management of your company. I’ve worked in the client service industry over 25 years and I know it starts at the top when delivering client service. I’ve dealt with so many American Mechanical employees and get that genuine high level of service every time. But I wouldn’t be starting my third project if your initial sales person , who I believe is Rodger, had not been so persistent in following up on my Home Advisor inquiry for my first job. I had already had three quotes but he called me back four or five times in two days- and that is why I ended up with American Mechanical and got what I thought was the best deal. Of course, Neil was exceptional in closing me on the first deal. After that, why would we bother to get anyone else for the additional work we need? If anyone ever asks for a reference, please use me. I look forward to the next projects! I think rewarding your employees for 5 star reviews is a brilliant idea. Happy employees make for happy clients!” - Millie W
  • “I am just trying to figure out how to brag on all of the guys – Mike, Bobby, Dillon, Tony, Taylor and David (hope I did not miss anyone) that just installed our new HVAC unit on Thursday. What a professional company you are…from the detailed comparison pricing after Mike reviewed our issues to the fact that every single one of your guys introduced themselves, shook our hands and explained what they would be doing. Drop cloths, booties and immaculate clean up; before and after pictures and just the total experience! Your company gave us an experience that impressed us. We hope to do additional business with you in the future. Thank you again.” - Karen G.
  • “Sean and everyone I’ve dealt with at American Mechanical have been a real pleasure to do work with. Top notch customer service and they don’t treat you like just a number. Good pricing and they give you lots of options and walk you through every detail. Can’t say enough good things!” - Caleb S.

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.”