Top 10 furnace repair services in Akron, OH

Porch Pro Headshot Shanklin Heating & Air Conditioning
Furnace Repair
Serves Akron, Ohio
(3,755)
"I've hired Shanklin a couple times, both for residential and commercial. They are now my "go to" company. Each time I felt they were knowledgeable and fair. Some places will tell you anything just to sell you a new unit. I think Shanklin is an honest company with integrity and that's sometimes h...Read more about Shanklin Heating & Air Conditioning
"I've hired Shanklin a couple times, both for residential and commercial. They are now my "go to" company. Each time I felt they were knowledgeable and fair. Some places will tell you anything just to sell you a new unit. I think Shanklin is an honest company with integrity and that's sometimes h...Read more about Shanklin Heating & Air Conditioning
Porch Pro Headshot Westland Heating & Air Conditioning
Furnace Repair
Serves Akron, Ohio
(846)
For more than 25 years, Westland Heating and Air Conditioning has been a trusted provider of heating and air conditioning services throughout Westlake and surrounding areas. From residential heating and air conditioning installation, maintenance and repair to advanced design build and diagnostic wor...Read more about Westland Heating & Air Conditioning
For more than 25 years, Westland Heating and Air Conditioning has been a trusted provider of heating and air conditioning services throughout Westlake and surrounding areas. From residential heating and air conditioning installation, maintenance and repair to advanced design build and diagnostic wor...Read more about Westland Heating & Air Conditioning
Porch Pro Headshot Kimmel Heating & Air Conditioning
Furnace Repair
Serves Akron, Ohio
(518)
Porch Pro Headshot Snow Brothers Appliance Co
Furnace Repair
Serves Akron, Ohio
Snow Bros. Appliance is Cleveland's oldest independently owned appliance retailer and has been family owned and operated since 1922. Snow Bros. carries only the finest quality refrigerators, ranges, washers, dryers, air-conditioners, built-in ovens, cooktops and freezers. Snow Bros. has a huge selec...Read more about Snow Brothers Appliance Co
Snow Bros. Appliance is Cleveland's oldest independently owned appliance retailer and has been family owned and operated since 1922. Snow Bros. carries only the finest quality refrigerators, ranges, washers, dryers, air-conditioners, built-in ovens, cooktops and freezers. Snow Bros. has a huge selec...Read more about Snow Brothers Appliance Co
Porch Pro Headshot Collins Cooling & Heating Co.
Furnace Repair
Serves Akron, Ohio
(173)
Collins Cooling & Heating is owned and operated by a family, just like yours. We have been in the business for over 20 years and we are committed to making our customers smile. With our combined experience, our company has over 60 years of knowledge. We are experts in residential installations and w...Read more about Collins Cooling & Heating Co.
Collins Cooling & Heating is owned and operated by a family, just like yours. We have been in the business for over 20 years and we are committed to making our customers smile. With our combined experience, our company has over 60 years of knowledge. We are experts in residential installations and w...Read more about Collins Cooling & Heating Co.
Porch Pro Headshot Palma Heating & Air
Furnace Repair
Serves Akron, Ohio
(32)
"Palma Heating gave us the most competitive price of all the estimates we got. The old furnace was in a very tight space and they were able to remove it without damaging the water heater that shared that tight space. After the new furnace was installed, we did have a problem with the pipes holdi...Read more about Palma Heating & Air
"Palma Heating gave us the most competitive price of all the estimates we got. The old furnace was in a very tight space and they were able to remove it without damaging the water heater that shared that tight space. After the new furnace was installed, we did have a problem with the pipes holdi...Read more about Palma Heating & Air
Porch Pro Headshot Sunshine Heating & Air Conditioning
Furnace Repair
Serves Akron, Ohio
(25)
We are a full service and Installation Heating & cooling Company. Commercial refrigeration. Fast service and great pricing. Complete sheet metal shop. We install furnaces, Air Conditioner and commercial refrigeration equipment.
We are a full service and Installation Heating & cooling Company. Commercial refrigeration. Fast service and great pricing. Complete sheet metal shop. We install furnaces, Air Conditioner and commercial refrigeration equipment.
Porch Pro Headshot Ckp Heating and Cooling, LLC
Furnace Repair
Serves Akron, Ohio
(30)
CKP is a HVAC company that services and installs commercial, residential and industrial heating, air conditioning, ventilation and refrigeration systems.
CKP is a HVAC company that services and installs commercial, residential and industrial heating, air conditioning, ventilation and refrigeration systems.
Porch Pro Headshot C. R. Kurtz, Inc.
Furnace Repair
Serves Akron, Ohio
As a family owned business, we value the comfort and quality of the air we provide to your family. That is why our mission is to cultivate and maintain a commitment to our core values and service excellence in every transaction of our company. We value integrity, courtesy, and accountability. We str...Read more about C. R. Kurtz, Inc.
As a family owned business, we value the comfort and quality of the air we provide to your family. That is why our mission is to cultivate and maintain a commitment to our core values and service excellence in every transaction of our company. We value integrity, courtesy, and accountability. We str...Read more about C. R. Kurtz, Inc.
Porch Pro Headshot Bryant Heating & Cooling
Furnace Repair
Serves Akron, Ohio
Bryant Heating and Cooling was founded in 1969 by Donald P. Bryant, after returning his return from the Korean War as a Paratropper. He devoted his life to the HVAC industry: Servicing, Installing, and recharging all your heating and air conditioning needs across Stark County, Ohio! Don passed away ...Read more about Bryant Heating & Cooling
Bryant Heating and Cooling was founded in 1969 by Donald P. Bryant, after returning his return from the Korean War as a Paratropper. He devoted his life to the HVAC industry: Servicing, Installing, and recharging all your heating and air conditioning needs across Stark County, Ohio! Don passed away ...Read more about Bryant Heating & Cooling

Frequently asked questions about heating & furnace repair companies

Your furnace should be cleaned every year or every two years at the most. A yearly furnace cleaning can catch small problems and fix them before they become serious repairs. It's like how changing the oil in your car may prevent a breakdown in the future. You should plan to have your furnace cleaned before you need it in the winter. Most people leave this to the last minute, and HVAC companies become very busy as the temperature drops.

Some indicators that your furnace needs to be cleaned:

  • The temperature is inconsistent from room to room.
  • Your furnace is struggling to maintain the temperature you set.
  • The furnace produces no heat at all.
  • You have a higher than expected energy bill after turning it on.
  • You smell rubber, smoke, or oil when you turn it on. (It's normal to smell dust).
  • Your furnace flame is any color but blue, which can indicate an imbalance in the gasses.
  • It makes a loud bang, howling, or whistling sound. This points to clogged air filters, dirty burners, or a restricted fuel supply.

Some people consider cleaning the furnace in the spring rather than in the fall. The best practice is to vacuum the furnace out in the spring, then do your annual maintenance in the late summer or fall.

Regular furnace maintenance can extend your furnace’s life by years and prevent some costly repairs. Regular furnace maintenance involves taking apart essential components, inspecting and cleaning them, then reassembling them for use. These components include your furnace filter, blower, burners, and flame sensors.

You can tackle a lot of this work on your own. It may take a few hours to familiarize yourself with the tools and equipment if it's your first time maintaining your furnace. Once you know the drill, furnace maintenance shouldn’t take more than a couple of hours. Start by shutting off the furnace's electrical power and fuel supply. Once that’s done, the combustion chamber can be accessed, vacuumed out, and inspected for holes. If you find any holes, patch them with foil tape.

Next, thoroughly clean the blower compartment. This will remove dirt and debris. Like with the combustion chamber, you or a professional need to inspect for any holes. Don’t forget to replace the air filter. You may be able to upgrade the air filter so it protects against mildew, pollen, and other airborne allergens. If you have an oil furnace, you’ll also want to replace the oil filter. This should be done annually. Finally, oil the machine bearings, taking care not to over-lubricate them.

If your furnace makes odd noises, you should hire a professional as soon as possible. There are a few other indicators that your furnace needs professional attention. Excessive soot could mean your burners need adjustment or that the heat exchanger needs replacing. If your flame is pale in color or irregular, this can indicate dirty burners or a cracked heat exchanger. This is a potential hazard and requires a professional to investigate. If your furnace is short-cycling (which means it only runs for a short period of time before shutting off), you may have a thermostat issue or an overheating exchanger. This also requires the expertise of a professional.

You should have your furnace serviced annually for the best results. Some people will wait every two years, though better maintenance schedules often mean fewer surprises. Most times, when a furnace stops providing heat without warning in the winter, the issue could have been solved with a maintenance call the season beforehand. Maintained furnaces run at their best efficiency, which helps your energy bill.

Furnace services can reveal carbon monoxide leaks, a health hazard that needs to be fixed immediately. If left untreated, carbon monoxide can lead to dizziness, nausea, headaches, and even death.

When hiring a professional, whether for annual maintenance or repairs, a quick search for “Furnace repair near me” will bring up several local companies to hire. Most states require HVAC companies to be licensed. They should also be fully insured and bonded. A great HVAC repair company will be transparent in what they do and what they charge, and they should be able to show documentation if requested. HVAC companies get quite busy as the temperature drops, so consider calling in the late summer and get ahead of the rush.

Your HVAC company should be able to give you an estimate of what repairs will cost. Oil and gas furnace repairs cost more than their electrical competitors, but their maintenance costs should be similar. If your furnace is over ten years old, you should prioritize annual maintenance. Most furnaces need to be replaced within ten to twenty years. Most furnace companies will advise that any serious repairs to an older furnace may not last long and that replacing your furnace would be the best option.

If your furnace is not producing heat, there are several components you should check. Start with the thermostat - is it switched to “heat”? What temperature does the thermostat say compared to the actual room temperature? Try setting the thermostat to five degrees higher and see if the furnace kicks on. Replace the battery and check the wiring for any breaks. Ensure there are no loose wires within the thermostat, and blow away any dust while you’re in there.

Check the fuse box and the power switch for the furnace and ensure that everything is switched on. Occasionally, a clogged filter can cause the furnace to shut off, so check your filters next. The gas line should be open, but may be switched off for whatever reason. If the drain hose is particularly dirty or the chimney flue is clogged, this could also be why your furnace doesn’t produce any heat. Clean them of dust and debris and try the furnace again. After that, check the heat vents and ducting. Clogs in those areas may also affect your furnace’s heat.

If you’ve tried all that and your furnace still isn’t turning on, it’s time to call a professional to get your furnace repaired. They’ll also run through these basic troubleshooting steps, then move on to the complex components and causes of failure within furnaces. If your furnace is older than fifteen years or breaks down regularly, you may want to consider replacing it. New models are more efficient, and repairs can be expensive in the long run.

If you’re looking to have your furnace serviced or tuned up, the cost will depend on the type. An electric furnace can cost between $70 to $130 for a tune-up. Gas furnace tune-ups can cost between $80 to $170, whereas oil furnaces can cost between $100 to $200. A tune-up involves an inspection of the flues and vents, air filters, ignitor switches, fan belts, blowers, motors, electrical components, the heat exchanger, the condensate drain, and testing the thermostat.

Some HVAC companies have two standards for maintenance calls. A basic maintenance call will include a cleaning and offer a diagnostics report. The advanced maintenance call will involve a full tune-up and cleaning of your furnace’s sensors. This can cost between $130 to $200, whereas the basic (or standard) may cost between $70 to $130.

Other factors may alter the cost of furnace maintenance. If you do this at a slower time of year for HVAC companies, you may pay less. Also, if you have several HVAC systems, you may be able to get a discount. You may be charged more if your HVAC system is hard to reach. Some HVAC companies offer a discount for a maintenance plan. Others may charge more if you haven’t serviced the furnace in over a year, as more work will be involved.

The cost to repair a furnace is much higher than the cost to maintain one. The average repair cost for a furnace is anywhere from $100 to $600, based on the issue. There's a hidden cost as well - if your furnace is under warranty and you neglected the annual maintenance, the furnace company may not honor the warranty.

Furnaces make several different noises which indicate different problems. If your furnace is banging or booming when you turn it on, this likely indicates a delayed ignition. This can be attributed to a defective ignitor, a weak flame or pilot light, low gas pressure, or a burner malfunction. You should consult an HVAC professional for all these issues, as working with gas and fuel can be tricky.

Intermittent banging or booming is most likely caused by expanding and detracting ductwork. This doesn't necessarily need a fix, unless the noise is preventing you from sleeping at night. You’ll need to fortify the ductwork or replace it with round ductwork. Your furnace may make a dry squeal if any belts or bearings are worn. You can fix this yourself for relatively cheap, but a worn belt points to a lack of cleaning and maintenance. You may want to call a professional to inspect for other potential repairs that may be in your future.

If your furnace makes a high-pitched wail, it’s most likely an airflow problem. A dirty air filter and closed or blocked vents are your likely culprits. Rattling means a part is loose or your heat exchanger is cracked. If you hear the rattling right after you turn the furnace on, it's probably the heat exchanger. The rattling is likely the metal coils expanding. If you hear a constant humming, this is likely a motor problem for either the blower or the inducer. Humming sounds from your furnace requires a professional right away.

A furnace is a large machine. Like a car engine, if it’s making a noise that it shouldn’t, this is usually a warning sign before it breaks down entirely. Every time you use your furnace while it needs repairing, you risk damaging it further and racking up a higher repair bill.

Recent reviews for Akron furnace repair services

155707

I have had Julio out to replace my entire furnace and air conditioning units. He has also replaced my hot water tank. I am moving to my new home and he is putting in a heat pump system for me. Always is on time, cleans up after himself, and his pricing is...

- Nick Cseke
29440

Did repair quickly and neatly

- MONNA PEDERSEN
89389

Excellent work quality. Excellent value. Excellent to keep appointment.

fast to set up an appointment, showed up on time, very polite and professional

- Anita Angelo
62550

Ben Chouinard is a very professional, can do anything that needs done. His work is excellent and I would recommend his work to anyone!

- Annette Dean Wood
7808

Excellent responsiveness in communication. Excellent to keep appointment. Excellent value.

Could not ask for a better experience. Very fair and honest!

- jack Coloner
46902

Great company.... Simply amazing... The best at every level.... Great technicians and great family !!!!

- Dan House
22993

I was having issues with my home A/C unit. CKP did a wonderful job of analyzing the problem and fixing it swiftly. Plus, the employee was professional and courteous. I will most definitely use CKP again.

- Todd Frank
23007

We always receive fast and reliable service from CKP and the price is always right!

- Chellsea Mastroine

All Heating & Furnace Repair Companies in Akron, OH

Porch Pro Headshot TropicAir Heating & Cooling
Furnace Repair
Serves Akron, Ohio
With more than 23 years of combined experience, our heating and cooling experts have worked on a number of projects ranging from gas furnace installation, water heater installation, to installing whole-home central air conditioning systems. We take great pride in our work and make sure that we compl...Read more about TropicAir Heating & Cooling
With more than 23 years of combined experience, our heating and cooling experts have worked on a number of projects ranging from gas furnace installation, water heater installation, to installing whole-home central air conditioning systems. We take great pride in our work and make sure that we compl...Read more about TropicAir Heating & Cooling
Porch Pro Headshot Hero Heating & Cooling
Furnace Repair
Serves Akron, Ohio
(78)
Life is miserable if you are too hot or too cold. Hero Heating & Cooling offers heating and cooling solutions to maintain your state of perfect comfort. At Hero Heating & Cooling, we understand that your furnace and air conditioning systems are essential components of your home or office. System ...Read more about Hero Heating & Cooling
Life is miserable if you are too hot or too cold. Hero Heating & Cooling offers heating and cooling solutions to maintain your state of perfect comfort. At Hero Heating & Cooling, we understand that your furnace and air conditioning systems are essential components of your home or office. System ...Read more about Hero Heating & Cooling
Porch Pro Headshot A-1 Professional Property Services LLC
Furnace Repair
Serves Akron, Ohio
(25)
24 years of home improvement expertise.
24 years of home improvement expertise.
Porch Pro Headshot Mechanical Solutions, Inc.
Furnace Repair
Serves Akron, Ohio
(1)
"Scot Soeder of Mechanical Solutions is knowledgeable when it comes to residential and commercial HVAC solutions. His expertise has never failed me and as a general contractor I am only as good as those I employ to care for my customers. With Scot I never have a concern that his recommendations ar...Read more about Mechanical Solutions, Inc.
"Scot Soeder of Mechanical Solutions is knowledgeable when it comes to residential and commercial HVAC solutions. His expertise has never failed me and as a general contractor I am only as good as those I employ to care for my customers. With Scot I never have a concern that his recommendations ar...Read more about Mechanical Solutions, Inc.
Porch Pro Headshot Ed'sulation, LLC
Furnace Repair
Serves Akron, Ohio
Improve your family's comfort by reducing costs! Everyone should be comfortable inside a HOME! We calibrate comfort, saving cash year round. Handyman for HIRE! Proven RESULTS! READ MORE...
Improve your family's comfort by reducing costs! Everyone should be comfortable inside a HOME! We calibrate comfort, saving cash year round. Handyman for HIRE! Proven RESULTS! READ MORE...
Porch Pro Headshot Joe's A/C
Furnace Repair
Serves Akron, Ohio
Est. in 1981.Installation and repairs.
Est. in 1981.Installation and repairs.
Porch Pro Headshot Slife Heating & Cooling
Furnace Repair
Serves Akron, Ohio
(66)
Porch Pro Headshot TIM'S MAINTENANCE SERVICES LLC
Furnace Repair
Serves Akron, Ohio
TIM'S MAINTENANCE SERVICE provides HVAC services to the Columbia Station area. Give us a call today for all you HVAC needs!
TIM'S MAINTENANCE SERVICE provides HVAC services to the Columbia Station area. Give us a call today for all you HVAC needs!
Porch Pro Headshot Cleveland Heating and Air
Furnace Repair
Serves Akron, Ohio
Cleveland Heating and Air has been in business and we service homeowners exclusively in all aspects of Heating and Air Conditioning repairs, service and installations. We will deliver knowledge and polite service in getting your problem fixed the first time. Cleveland Heating and Air is a profession...Read more about Cleveland Heating and Air
Cleveland Heating and Air has been in business and we service homeowners exclusively in all aspects of Heating and Air Conditioning repairs, service and installations. We will deliver knowledge and polite service in getting your problem fixed the first time. Cleveland Heating and Air is a profession...Read more about Cleveland Heating and Air
Porch Pro Headshot Schar Heating and Cooling, Inc
Furnace Repair
Serves Akron, Ohio
Porch Pro Headshot Manchester Handyman
Furnace Repair
Serves Akron, Ohio
Porch Pro Headshot EcoSure
Furnace Repair
Serves Akron, Ohio
Porch Pro Headshot Milans Heating and Cooling
Furnace Repair
Serves Akron, Ohio
Porch Pro Headshot J. O'Donnell Heating & Cooling, Inc.
Furnace Repair
Serves Akron, Ohio

Latest projects near Akron

Recent projects booked on Porch
Akron 44313
Furnace Repair
Start Date
I'm flexible
Type of project
Repair, maintenance or cleaning
Repair, maintenance or cleaning project
Heating and cooling system repair
Item to repair
Furnace
Furnace fuel source
I'm not sure
Furnace problems
It won't turn on or off
When problems started
Less than one week ago
Furnace age
15-20 years old