Heating Repair
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Heating Repair in Virginia Beach 

It is essential to act quickly if you notice any issues with your heater. Ignoring them can lead to permanent damage and expensive repairs down the road!

If your heater is struggling, count on our team at Climatemakers of VA. Our professional technicians are available 24/7 to diagnose and fix your heating problems, making your home warm, comfortable, and efficient whenever your system starts to falter! 

Call (757) 992-8160 to schedule a heating repair in Virginia Beach today. We also serve clients in Hampton Roads!

Why Isn't My Heater Working?

A malfunctioning heater can be both inconvenient and uncomfortable, especially during the colder months. There are several reasons why your heating system may not be working efficiently or at all. 

Some common causes of heater trouble include:

  • Thermostat problems: The thermostat may have incorrect settings (not set to "heat" mode or the set temperature is too low). It could be a faulty thermostat, loose wiring connections, or depleted batteries.
  • Power issues: The heater may not be plugged in, the power switch might be off, a circuit breaker might be tripped, or a fuse may be blown. Additionally, a power surge could have damaged electrical components.
  • Fuel problems (for gas heaters): The gas supply valve might be accidentally closed, the propane tank could be empty, there could be a gas leak, or the gas regulator may be faulty.
  • Pilot light or ignition problems (for gas heaters): The pilot light might be extinguished due to drafts, or the thermocouple (a safety sensor) could be dirty, preventing the pilot light from staying lit. The ignition control module might also be malfunctioning.
  • Clogged air filters: Extremely dirty filters restrict airflow, causing your system to work harder and potentially leading to safety shutdowns.
  • Electrical problems: The wiring could be faulty, connections might be loose, the blower motor could be malfunctioning, the capacitor might be damaged, or the control board could be failing.
  • Mechanical wear and tear: A damaged heat exchanger, worn bearings in the blower motor, frayed belts, or other component failures due to age can all affect heater performance.
  • Ductwork issues: Leaks, disconnections, or blockages in your home's ductwork prevent proper heat distribution, making rooms feel colder even if the heater is technically working.

Our NATE-certified technicians are equipped to diagnose and resolve any heating issue you might encounter. Leveraging 65+ years of experience in the field, we provide swift, reliable, and environmentally friendly solutions with a singular goal in mind: keeping your family warm, cozy, and comfortable. 

Why Is There a Burning Smell When My Heater Is On?

Don't worry—this is more common than you realize. In many cases, this is nothing to be worried about; however, there are some cases where it can indicate a grave issue:

  • Dust accumulation: The most common reason for a burning smell is the accumulation of dust and debris in the ductwork and on the heating components during periods of non-use. When the heater is turned on, this dust burns off, producing a noticeable odor. This smell should dissipate within a few hours as the system cleans itself out.
  • Clogged filters: A persistently unpleasant odor can indicate that your air filters are clogged and need to be replaced. Clogged filters can cause your system to work harder, potentially leading to overheating and a noticeable burning smell.
  • Electrical issues: A burning smell that is akin to burning plastic or rubber may indicate electrical issues. This could involve malfunctioning components or wiring problems and pose a serious fire hazard. If you detect this type of smell, turn off your heating system immediately and contact our team.
  • Mechanical problems: Parts within your heater, such as belts and bearings, can wear out over time and emit a burning smell when they malfunction. These issues require immediate attention from a professional to correct them.

If you're experiencing a burning smell that persists or have any concerns about your heating system, don't hesitate to reach out to us for professional advice and service.

When to Call for Heating Repair

Call for a heater repair anytime your heater deviates from the norm. Even slight deviations are worth noting, as they can be more severe than they look. One thing we stress to our clients is not to blame old age for unusual heater behavior automatically. Signs of a heater in distress are the same for all heaters, regardless of age. 

Call Climatemakers of VA if you experience any of these warning signs:

  • Noises you don't usually hear
  • Disagreeable odors coming from the vents
  • A tripped carbon monoxide detector
  • Symptoms like nausea, headache, and dizziness that abate when you step outside
  • Puddles beneath your furnace or the indoor unit of a heat pump
  • A heater that's always turning on and off
  • Inaccurate thermostat readings and insufficient heat
  • Utility bills that have increased suddenly and without warning
  • Yellow or flickering pilot light or a furnace that has trouble starting up

Call (757) 992-8160 or contact us online to schedule heating repairs in Virginia Beach today.

What Makes Heating Maintenance So Important?

Don't gamble with your winter comfort!

Regular fall heating tune-ups are essential because they:

  • Prevent costly breakdowns: Catch small issues before they become major repairs, slashing your risk by up to 95%.
  • Save you money: A well-maintained heater runs efficiently, potentially lowering your energy bills by up to 40%.
  • Protect your safety: We can identify gas leaks, carbon monoxide hazards, and electrical faults, keeping your home safe.
  • Maximize comfort: Make sure your heater works its best all winter long.
  • Extend system lifespan: A thorough cleaning protects components and reduces wear and tear.

Our preventive plans keep your system worry-free, with added benefits like discounts on service calls and repairs. With decades of experience serving Virginia Beach, Chesapeake, Norfolk, and Portsmouth, our family-owned business is dedicated to your comfort. Our A+ BBB rating proves it – we'll keep you cozy all year round!

Climatemakers of VA: Your Destination for Heating Solutions in Virginia Beach & Hampton Roads

When the temperatures drop, you deserve a heating system you can count on. That's why we're dedicated to keeping your home comfortable and safe all winter long. Our team of experts is available 24/7 to provide fast, effective, and eco-conscious heating repairs.

What Makes Climatemakers Stand Out?

  • Pro Dealer of Top-of-the-Line Products Such as Trane and Rinnai
  • Offering Military and Senior Citizen Discounts
  • Background-Checked, Licensed, Insured and NATE-Certified Technicians
  • Locally Grown and Family-Owned Since 1953
  • After Hours Emergency Services Available

Hear from Our Satisfied Customers

    "I'm a very happy customer!"
    Drove in a very clean company van and started working after introducing himself. Excellent communication and inspection of HVAC.
    - Christian S.
    "They just did a great job! I recommend them unconditionally!"
    Anthony was great: informative, patient and friendly, but very focused and hardworking through the long day of gas furnace/AC installation.
    - Patricia S.
    "Top notch!!"
    He is a pleasant person who gives a darn about others and does his job with integrity.
    - Thomas P.
    "Garry was courteous, professional & efficient."
    He answered all my questions & provided suggestions on operation of equipment for which I do not have a service contract.
    - Michael I.
    "Great service. Problem solved."
    Technicians were very competent and thorough. I know when Colin is one of them I can feel confident.
    - Barbara W.
    "Take care of this man and protect him at all cost!!"
    Working with Mr. Johnson is always a pleasure. He’s very personable, knowledgeable and kind; I would prefer him be my technician at every visit.
    - Tiffany R.
    "Great team and knowledgeable service!"
    Thank you Gary for getting our home up and running until we could schedule a new system install!
    - Michael A.
    "Took time to answer any & all questions."
    They even went as far as service after the sell by submitting all of the Warranty information for me.
    - B. Johnson

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