Furnace and Heating Repair in Richmond, Midlothian, Chesterfield, & Beyond
Few things are more inconvenient than losing your heat when it’s freezing outside. That’s why it pays to have a furnace repair service you can trust. Richmond has trusted Bradley Mechanical for timely, expert furnace repair since 1969 – and we have the A+ Better Business Bureau rating to prove it. When your heating system fails, and you need a repair, you can count on us make you warm and comfortable again in no time.
- Electric Furnace Repair
- Gas Furnace Repair
- Oil Furnace Repair
Every day, our certified technicians diagnose and repair gas, electric, and oil furnaces with exceptional skill. Whether you live in Richmond, Glen Allen, Midlothian, Chesterfield, or nearby, our team of furnace repair technicians is always ready to help.
Electric Furnace Repair
Electric furnaces provide warmth by moving air across a series of heated coils, and distributing it throughout your home via ductwork and vents. These furnaces tend to be relatively small, and their issues tend to be contained within the heating elements themselves. As a result, electric furnace repair costs tend to be lower than those for gas or oil. No matter the make or model of your electric furnace, you can count on Bradley Mechanical’s certified technicians to expertly service and repair it.
Gas Furnace Repair
Gas furnaces keep you cozy by burning either liquid propane or natural gas. The gas is burned in a combustion chamber, which pushes heat into the heat exchanger, and then throughout your entire home. Gas furnaces are more complex than their electric cousins, and their controls and igniters will likely need to be repaired or replaced over time. While repairing gas furnaces can be more expensive than for electrics, our prompt service and competitive rates will have you feeling good in no time.
Oil Furnace Repair
Oil furnaces tend to be very reliable, but are also fairly complex. As a result, they benefit greatly from regular, scheduled maintenance. While oil furnaces have long lifespans, individual components such as the fuses, nozzle, and motor will eventually need to be replaced. Trust our knowledgeable furnace repair technicians to identify small issues before they become larger, costlier repairs.
If your gas, electric, or oil furnace isn’t keeping you warm, we invite you to call us today. After inspecting your system, we’ll clearly explain the nature of the problem and provide you with a free estimate. Our quality furnace repair service is available throughout Richmond, Midlothian, Glen Allen, Chesterfield, and central Virginia.
Signs Your Furnace May Require Repair
Not Producing Enough Heat
As components of your furnace become dirty, air flow can become restricted; this requires your heating system to work harder to maintain a warm temperature. One component is the air filter; replacing a dirty, clogged filter will always help, and this is something you can do on your own. Dirt or dust buildup in the fan belt, motor, or even the air ducts can also hamper proper air flow.
These are just some of the potential reasons why your furnace isn’t keeping you warm, but don’t worry: The furnace experts at Bradley Mechanical can identify and repair them all.
Powers On & Off Too Frequently
There are three primary reasons why your furnace may be powering on and off more than it should: Overheating, thermostat issues, and simply being the wrong size for the job.
The usual source of overheating is the heat exchanger (the component that heats the air). If this component gets too hot, the furnace will shut it down in order to protect it; if this is the case, the heat exchanger is nearing the end of its lifespan, if it isn’t already there – it may require replacement rather than repair.
Thermostats can also shut down the furnace prematurely. Sometimes the thermostat is faulty and requires replacement. Other times the thermostat is placed too close to a heat source that fools it into thinking that the home’s air temperature is higher than it is.
When a furnace is too large, it can actually heat a home too quickly. That’s because once a furnace reaches the goal temperature, it will stop – only to start again when the air cools; starting and stopping burns a lot of energy. Smaller furnaces work gradually and constantly to keep homes warm, with fewer stops and starts; it’s a more energy-efficient way to work.
Think that your furnace is powering on and off too quickly? Richmond’s furnace repair experts can help. Count on our certified technicians to carefully explain any potential repairs – and provide a written estimate – before getting to work.
Blower Does Not Turn Off
The two most likely reasons for a furnace fan to continue blowing after the heating cycle is done: A faulty thermostat (or thermostat setting) or a shorted wire.
Before call Bradley Mechanical to schedule a furnace repair, be sure to check your thermostat’s settings. Many of our customers have accidentally set the fan to run constantly; all they need to do to solve things is to adjust the settings.
If there is a short, or if the thermostat has bigger problems, Bradley Mechanical has the expertise needed to complete the repair quickly and efficiently.