Oil central heating units are popular throughout the state of Virginia, and for that reason, it is important to ensure that yours is in good working order before the cold season. Rather than attempting repairs on your own or foregoing maintenance to save money, we here at Mountain Air Heating and Cooling can provide you with affordable work that can help maintain the efficiency of your unit and keep it in top working order.
Oil Heating Repair & Service in Mt. Jackson, Va
One of the best ways to avoid costly oil repair is to schedule regular maintenance, and we recommend a full inspection at least once per year. Our technicians are trained to spot things that could lead to trouble in the future, so ensuring that your unit is looked over at least once per year may end up saving you hundreds or even thousands of dollars in the long run. With more than 40 years working in the industry, our technicians can provide you with honest and affordable regular maintenance to help you save money. In fact, we also offer an annual maintenance plan that guarantees you the best possible rates on preventative maintenance and inspections.
Signs that You Need Oil Repair
Sometimes, despite your best attempts to keep your oil furnace in top working order, it will need repairs. There are some things that you can watch for so you will know when you will need to contact us for help. These include:
- Abnormal sounds when the unit is running.
- Lack of heating capability.
- Repeated calls for service.
- Difficulty finding replacement parts.
- Thermostat does not seem to work properly.
- The pilot light does not light or will not stay lit.
Oftentimes, oil furnaces last an average of 10 to 15 years before the cost of repair justifies the purchase of a new unit. If this is the case, then you may want to consider purchasing a new oil system. We can help you find the right size and brand system for your needs, and we can also provide estimates for installation.
How Much Does Oil Repair Cost?
The cost of oil repair can vary quite a bit based upon factors like the extent of the problem and the amount of time and effort it will take to fix it. Oil furnaces have many parts like their gas counterparts, so the cost of repair will vary. For instance, if your thermostat must be replaced, this is a much easier and cheaper fix than a cracked heat exchanger. On average, oil repair costs between $100 and $750 (or sometimes more) depending upon the scope of the issue. We will provide estimates before carrying out the work, but we do recommend that repairs be carried out as quickly as possible in order to reduce the risk of causing more damage.
If you are concerned about the possibility of oil repair, or if your oil heating system is not working correctly, you can call us or email us with your questions. We are available to provide estimates, and we can dispatch someone to your home or place of business 24 hours a day if you are in need of emergency repairs.