The Most Reliable Heating Contractor Birmingham Has to Offer

As anyone living in Alabama knows, things can get downright chilly here in the winter. When you are left without heat, it can be a miserable experience.

While the need for heating may not be every day, it’s important to have your system in proper working order during winter’s chilly nights and early mornings.

Brown Heating and Cooling understands the importance of having a heating system that is efficient and reliable. We offer a variety of heater services in Birmingham. Our heater services include both residential and commercial repairs, replacement and maintenance.

Are you feeling a little chilly? If your heater isn’t working the way it should, give us a call at (205) 871-8111 to schedule an appointment. A broken heater in the dead of winter is an emergency, so a technician will likely be able to see you on the same-day.


Heater Repair in Birmingham

We pride ourselves on having the finest customer service in the industry, which means finding solutions that are right for you. Our technicians are 100% committed to finding a solution that provides comfort as well as exceptional value.

Brown Heating and Cooling is prepared for any heating repair in Birmingham. Call (205) 871-8111 to learn more about Brown Heating and Cooling’s heating services, which include:

  • Central furnace repair & installation
  • Gas, electric or duel fuel
  • Heat pump repair
  • Preventative maintenance and precision tune-up
  • Programmable thermostat installation
  • Whole-house energy evaluation
  • Energy-efficient equipment upgrade
  • Ductwork repair and installation
  • Air flow analysis
  • Ductless “mini-split” system repair & installation

Brown’s innovative indoor comfort solutions help you maximize your heating investment while lowering your monthly energy bills. We are proud to be Birmingham, AL’s best HVAC contractor.


Heating and Furnace Installation

There are many benefits to replacing your old heater with a new high efficient model.

  1. Save on costly and frequent repairs
  2. Improved efficiency which saves you money
  3. Improved air quality
  4. Quiet operation



Did you know the heater size is an important consideration for your home? The specifications of the heater you select should meet that of your home.  Consider for a moment that you have a heater that’s too small, and doesn’t keep your home heated at a comfortable temperature during the coldest weeks of the winter.  Although this consideration may not be at the top of your mind in July, Brown ensures there is a clear understanding of these types of essential requirements.

The fact is, most people actually own heaters that are larger than their home requires–which is also not a good thing. A heater that’s too large tends to cycle on and off more often, which in the end, increases the wear and tear on the heater’s parts, wastes energy, and may cause varying temperatures that could leave your house uncomfortable. Also, the bigger the heater, the larger the air ducts that are required. If you don’t have the proper size ducts, airflow can become noisy in your home. Our expert team will select the right heater tailored to your home.

Brown offers a variety of heater models, from your basic model to the latest advanced models that can be customized to your home. Additionally, we are an award winning Bryant dealer. When selecting a Bryant heater, you are choosing a high efficiency heater from a leading manufacturer that understands the Birmingham, AL climate and the importance of energy-efficiency.

Are you ready to replace your heater? Call Brown at (205) 871-8111.


Refresh your Heater

Your heater needs a little attention just like your car. It loves when you hire a professional to change the filter, clean the coils, and inspect the system.

Brown offers a Priority Customer Service Agreement to help you refresh your heater and get it ready to perform at its best during the winter.

Want to learn more about our maintenance program? Click here


Heater FAQs

My heater isn’t working. What should I check before I call Brown Heating and Cooling?

Before calling Brown, make sure your system is turned on. If it is, check your breakers to make sure power is getting to your system – this is the number one reason why heating systems stop working.

Should my heat pump only blow warm air instead of hot?

It is more than likely operating as it should. Heat pumps provide your home with continuous warm air (around 80°F) for an even level of comfort, as opposed to blasting hot air. But because normal body temperature is around 98°F, the air can feel cool to the touch.

If the heat pump is blowing warm air, but never reached the programmed temperature on the thermostat, that is a problem that may require a technician.

Why are some rooms in my home hotter than others?

This can happen for a number of reasons – it could be that one room gets significantly more daylight than other rooms, it could be due to differences in insulation, or it could be an airflow issue. The rooms in your home should all be relatively close to the same temperature, so if one is a particular outlier in a way that is problematic, our technicians can pay you a visit and diagnose any problems with HVAC system airflow.

Are there additional ways I can keep my heating costs down?

Yes! There are so many tips and tricks out there to keeping your heating costs down. You will find a number of these tips here.

How do I keep my heating system in good working order?

Regular checkups of your heating system are the best way to ensure that your system is working properly. Brown Heating & Cooling offers service agreements that help to keep the cost of routine maintenance reasonable, as well as ensures that any small problems with your system are identified before they turn into major headaches.

Are semiannual checkups of my heating and cooling system really necessary?

We think so, as do most HVAC professionals and manufacturers. You perform regular maintenance on your car, right? Well, your heating and cooling systems need the same attention. The equipment has a lot of moving parts that are in use for hours every day. Just like a car, problems can start small, but develop into a large issue that end up costing you a fortune. Semiannual checkups help make sure small problems stay small and make sure your filters are clean so nothing is blocking air flow.

How often should I change my heater filter?

This depends on the type of heater you have, the quality of your filter, and your personal environment. We recommend doing a visual check of your filter at least once a month. If it looks dirty and clogged, it’s time to replace the filter. Once you get in the habit of doing a monthly check, you will develop a feel for how often the filters need to be replaced.

Want to change your filter less often? We can install a whole-house media air cleaner. The filter only needs to be changed every 6-12 months. That’s four times longer than a standard one-inch filter. For more information, click here

How long does a typical heating system last?

The average lifespan of a heating system is 15 years, depending on the manufacturer and how well the system has been maintained. Older systems can be a drain on your wallet, though, which is why some people opt to replace their systems sooner than the average lifespan demands…it’s all about what works best for you and your family.

What can I do to make my heater last longer?

Heat exchangers will inevitably fail due to the constant heating and cooling of the metal. However, there are things you can do to help extend the life of the equipment.

  • Proper maintenance. Regular maintenance by a qualified technician will ensure the furnace is running within manufacturer’s specifications.
  • Regular filter changes. Using a dirty filter will restrict the amount of air your furnace gets which can cause it to overheat.
  • Control moisture levels. Maintaining proper moisture levels in your home will help prevent rust on the heat exchanger.
  • Clean the air conditioner coil. If you have an air conditioner and a coil on top of your furnace, keeping it clean can help prevent the drain from getting plugged and subsequently leaking condensation on the heat exchanger, causing it to rust and possibly ruin some electrical components.

Do I really need to replace my heater?

A comfortable, healthy home requires a heater in good working condition. Here are a few signs it is time to replace your heater:

  • You hear strange noises from your heater.
  • Someone is complaining of health issues. Common problems include frequent headaches, burning sensations in their eyes or nose, nausea and disorientation.
  • You notice more dust than usual.
  • Some rooms are hot and others are cold.
  • Energy bills are higher than usual.
  • There are visible signs of rust.
  • Frequent breakdowns are adding up to expensive repair bills.
  • Your furnace is over 15 years old.

Is an energy-efficient system worth the investment?

Our customers have different priorities, so it is hard to encourage everyone spend money now to save it later. That said, energy-efficient systems can save you a pretty penny over the life of the equipment, especially compared to older systems that can be energy hogs.

Whether or not an energy-efficient system is right for you will depend on a number of factors, including your needs, budget and preferences. Brown Heating & Cooling offers energy assessments so we can help you weigh your options. If you’re interested in upgrading your system, this might be a good first step before making a large investment.