Norfolk Heating Repair & Installation
Call the Local Heating Experts at American Mechanical
A broken down heater can be a nightmare to deal with, especially when winter brings cold temperatures, snow, ice, and more to the Norfolk area. When something goes wrong, you’ll need to get your system fixed as soon as possible, or even have it replaced with a brand new, energy-efficient solution. Whether you need a repair or an entirely new system installation, you can trust the experienced team at American Mechanical to deliver quality results in a timely fashion so you can enjoy the warmth that you need in your home.
Since 1994, American Mechanical has been the name customers in Norfolk have trusted their home to because they know they can count on us for a job done right. When owner John Cornett founded our company, he set out to change the way customers though about home services by delivering honesty, integrity, and quality service that simply isn’t matched anywhere else. Our workmanship is top notch, and we stand by it with a complete satisfaction guarantee. If you’re unhappy with any part of the service you receive, let us know and we’ll make things right, whatever it takes.
How Do I Know If My Heater Needs a Tune- Up?
Keeping your heating system running at peak performance requires routine maintenance and annual checks, but how do you know when it's time to have your heater tuned up? Especially before winter approaches, perform maintenance before the heating season begins.
Regardless of the type of heating system you have, there are some things you can do to prolong its life and keep it running smoothly:
Filter your air with a high-efficiency air filter
Prevent leaves, pollen, and grass from damaging your heating units
Have your air filter replaced at least every 90 days
Shut off the humidifier to your furnace in the summer
Replace your carbon monoxide detector battery each year
When to Call Our Professional Norfolk Heater Repair Service?
The simple fact is that repairing your broken heater is obvious, but diagnosing other heating issues can be tricky. When your home or business's heating system is still working, even if not as well as it should, it is tempting to ignore minor problems. If you ignore these problems, you may end up with more damage to your system, requiring a replacement of your entire system down the road.
If you notice any of the following problems, you should seek professional heater repair soon:
Unpleasant smells coming from the HVAC system
Frequent cycling (turning on and off)
Bad or worsened indoor air quality
Weird or unpleasant noises coming from the HVAC system
A furnace pilot light that is yellow instead of blue
Fluctuations in or uneven heating throughout the living space
Indoor temperature doesn’t equal thermostat setting
Decreased energy efficiency/performance
Unexplained increases on your monthly bill
We monitor your HVAC system closely to diagnose the problem and immediately identify and implement the necessary repair work. Our technicians can repair most heating and cooling systems the same day when you call.
Should You Repair or Replace Your Heating System?
You will be faced with the decision of whether to replace your whole heating system or simply have it repaired. Ultimately, it comes down to what is the best compromise between the cost and the level of comfort you receive. We'd be glad to assist.
If you decide between repairing or replacing your heating system, here are some things to consider:
Do you have a heater, furnace, or boiler that is older than 10 years old?
Are you having frequent problems with your current heating system?
Are your energy bills increasing or irregularly high?
What is the temperature in your rooms? Are they too hot or too cold?
What are the Benefits of Electric Furnaces?
- Electric furnaces are dependable - because of their simple design, electrical furnaces have a reputation for being more reliable than gas furnaces. Electric heating elements are used in this type of furnace to provide warm air. Circuit breakers are usually mounted outside or inside the furnace cabinet to power each heating element.
- Heat exchangers in electric furnaces are cooled by means of a fan mechanism - heat is produced by activating heating elements. In order to ensure optimal comfort, the fan pushes the heated air through the ductwork once the air has been treated. Because most Norfolk homes have electricity, an electric furnace can be easily installed, maintained, and repaired. Due to these factors, electric furnaces are popular in various parts of the United States.
What Are the Benefits of Gas Furnaces?
- Affordable & Clean Gas - natural gas has a lower cost than electricity, and this is no secret. You can reduce your monthly utility bills by purchasing a gas furnace. Further, burning fossil fuels to produce electricity is more harmful to the environment than burning natural gas. Consider purchasing a gas furnace and protecting the environment.
- Provides fast and warm heat - we recommend investing in a gas furnace repair or a new system if you live in a cold climate since this type of furnace provides heat to your home faster than a standard electric furnace. A gas furnace reaches higher temperatures due to the fact that its combustion area can reach higher temperatures than that produced by an electric furnace using an electrical resistance operating method.
New Heater Installation Services
Sometimes a repair is so large or expensive that it simply isn’t feasible, or it’s just more practical to install an entirely new heating solution. American Mechanical offers units from all major name brands, as well as different types of heating equipment so you can get the perfect solution for your home.
We offer installations for the following heating equipment:
- Natural gas furnaces
- Oil burning furnaces
- Hydronic heating systems
- Heat pumps
Which Heating Option Is Right for Your Needs?
A variety of Norfolk heating services are available today, including solar heating, electric heating, furnaces, geothermal heating, boilers, steam, and water radiators. It is more beneficial to research replacement systems prior to an emergency, but you can also speak to our technicians about the availability of a suitable system based on our evaluation of your current heating system.
Depending on which fuel and heating system types make the most sense, you and one of our Norfolk heating service experts can assess them together. When you begin the process of choosing your long-term investment, you should consider energy efficiency levels, operational costs, and maintenance costs.
If you need your furnace repaired or replaced, contact the Norfolk heating experts at American Mechanical today.