Top 10 furnace repair services in Anderson, SC

Porch Pro Headshot Preferred Choice Heating & Air Conditioning
Furnace Repair
Serves Anderson, South Carolina
(167)
Preferred Choice Heating & Air Conditioning is a family-owned and operated heating and cooling company spanning three generations. Our family has a combined 75 years of HVAC experience. The desire to keep you comfortable just runs in the family! We serve both residential and commercial customers in ...Read more about Preferred Choice Heating & Air Conditioning
Preferred Choice Heating & Air Conditioning is a family-owned and operated heating and cooling company spanning three generations. Our family has a combined 75 years of HVAC experience. The desire to keep you comfortable just runs in the family! We serve both residential and commercial customers in ...Read more about Preferred Choice Heating & Air Conditioning
Porch Pro Headshot Lanier Heating & Air Service, LLC
Furnace Repair
Serves Anderson, South Carolina
(59)
For more than 25 years, family-owned and operated Lanier Heating & Air Service, LLC has been servicing the Upstate of SC in the HVAC business. We are a company offering the values of honest, affordable and personal commitment, while providing professional service in heating and air conditioning syst...Read more about Lanier Heating & Air Service, LLC
For more than 25 years, family-owned and operated Lanier Heating & Air Service, LLC has been servicing the Upstate of SC in the HVAC business. We are a company offering the values of honest, affordable and personal commitment, while providing professional service in heating and air conditioning syst...Read more about Lanier Heating & Air Service, LLC
Porch Pro Headshot Air Command Heating & Air
Furnace Repair
Serves Anderson, South Carolina
(29)
Air Command is a full service contractor celebrating over 14 years of operational excellence. Our company has extensive experience, along with a strong reputation for complete attention to detail and well thought out designs to meet our customer's needs. We are continuously improving our offerings a...Read more about Air Command Heating & Air
Air Command is a full service contractor celebrating over 14 years of operational excellence. Our company has extensive experience, along with a strong reputation for complete attention to detail and well thought out designs to meet our customer's needs. We are continuously improving our offerings a...Read more about Air Command Heating & Air
Porch Pro Headshot Air Technology LLC
Furnace Repair
Serves Anderson, South Carolina
Air Technology was founded in 1994 and has served customers with prompt, honest, reliable and specialized repairs and installation. We guarantee our work and pride ourselves with award winning service. Call today for all your HVAC home cooling and heating needs.... Ron Prudhomme
Air Technology was founded in 1994 and has served customers with prompt, honest, reliable and specialized repairs and installation. We guarantee our work and pride ourselves with award winning service. Call today for all your HVAC home cooling and heating needs.... Ron Prudhomme
Porch Pro Headshot Maintain Inc.
Furnace Repair
Serves Anderson, South Carolina
(8)
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Porch Pro Headshot Addis Heating & Cooling Services
Furnace Repair
Serves Anderson, South Carolina
(14)
Addis Heating & Cooling Services is a SC licensed, commercial/residential mechanical contractor with more than 20 years of experience, providing HVAC installation and repair in Oconee County "The Golden Corner" and throughout the Upstate of South Carolina. Our Strong background knowledge in HVAC me...Read more about Addis Heating & Cooling Services
Addis Heating & Cooling Services is a SC licensed, commercial/residential mechanical contractor with more than 20 years of experience, providing HVAC installation and repair in Oconee County "The Golden Corner" and throughout the Upstate of South Carolina. Our Strong background knowledge in HVAC me...Read more about Addis Heating & Cooling Services
Porch Pro Headshot Aire Serv of Northeast Georgia
Furnace Repair
Serves Anderson, South Carolina
(90)
Heating & Cooling Repairs in Northeast Georgia
Heating & Cooling Repairs in Northeast Georgia
Porch Pro Headshot Precision Heating & Cooling Inc
Furnace Repair
Serves Anderson, South Carolina
(103)
Porch Pro Headshot Cornelia Economy Heating & Air
Furnace Repair
Serves Anderson, South Carolina
Economy Heating & Air is in the HVAC field for more than 25 years and our name has become a synonym for quality and professional heating and air conditioning works. Heating Service, Air Duct, Heating, Air Conditioning Service, HVAC Contractor Cornelia, GA http://econheat.com/
Economy Heating & Air is in the HVAC field for more than 25 years and our name has become a synonym for quality and professional heating and air conditioning works. Heating Service, Air Duct, Heating, Air Conditioning Service, HVAC Contractor Cornelia, GA http://econheat.com/
Porch Pro Headshot Expert Air Inc
Furnace Repair
Serves Anderson, South Carolina
(16)
Expert Air is a faith-based heating and air conditioning business. Our business principles are entirely grounded by our commitment to running a business that is pleasing to God, period!
Expert Air is a faith-based heating and air conditioning business. Our business principles are entirely grounded by our commitment to running a business that is pleasing to God, period!

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.

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All Heating & Furnace Repair Companies in Anderson, SC

Porch Pro Headshot Cordells Heating and Cooling LLC
Furnace Repair
Serves Anderson, South Carolina
(36)
Over 25 years experience in the heating and cooling industry. Have 24 hr emergency services.
Over 25 years experience in the heating and cooling industry. Have 24 hr emergency services.
Porch Pro Headshot Aire Serve of Greenville
Furnace Repair
Serves Anderson, South Carolina
AC & Heater Services in Upstate South Carolina
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Porch Pro Headshot Hall's Heating/Cooling
Furnace Repair
Serves Anderson, South Carolina
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Hall's Heating/Cooling offers HVAC services to the Easley area. Call us today!
Porch Pro Headshot Savage Heating & Cooling
Furnace Repair
Serves Anderson, South Carolina
Porch Pro Headshot Genesis Mechanical Inc.
Furnace Repair
Serves Anderson, South Carolina
Porch Pro Headshot Davenport Heating & Cooling
Furnace Repair
Serves Anderson, South Carolina
Porch Pro Headshot Perfect Climate Heating and Air Conditioning LLC
Furnace Repair
Serves Anderson, South Carolina