Top 3 furnace repair services in Birmingham, AL

Porch Pro Headshot One Source Heating & Cooling
"When my air conditioning unit went out during the heat, One Source Heating & Cooling responded immediately and installed a complete system quickly and efficiently. They were professional and courteous, answering all my questions patiently and with great attention to detail. I was confident in th...Read more about One Source Heating & Cooling
Serves Birmingham, Alabama
205-540-4973
Porch Pro Headshot Wilbur's Air Conditioning, Heating & Plumbing
Our licensed and highly trained technicians at Wilbur’s Air Conditioning, Heating, & Plumbing are standing by to tackle even your trickiest plumbing or HVAC problem. We have been proudly serving Birmingham and surrounding areas for over 40 years and use this expertise to offer every customer a 5-sta...Read more about Wilbur's Air Conditioning, Heating & Plumbing
2551 Balco Rd, Birmingham, AL
205-509-2139
Porch Pro Headshot Autumn Air Inc.
1945 McCain Pkwy, Pelham, AL
205-800-3400

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Porch Pro Headshot Infinity Air Solutions  Inc.
Furnace Repair
Serves Birmingham, Alabama
(165)
Infinity Air Solutions is a family owned and operated business, serving Hoover, AL, and surrounding areas of Vestavia Hills, Mountain Brook, Homewood, Alabaster, Pelham, and greater Birmingham with high quality heating and air conditioning services since 1998. We are both Alabama state and NATE cert...Read more about Infinity Air Solutions Inc.
Infinity Air Solutions is a family owned and operated business, serving Hoover, AL, and surrounding areas of Vestavia Hills, Mountain Brook, Homewood, Alabaster, Pelham, and greater Birmingham with high quality heating and air conditioning services since 1998. We are both Alabama state and NATE cert...Read more about Infinity Air Solutions Inc.
Porch Pro Headshot Pro Services
Furnace Repair
Serves Birmingham, Alabama
(36)
"I hired Pro Services to replace one of my two A/C units, which was struck by lightning. They did a good job, on time, and have demonstrated a willingness to stand behind their products and services. When it is time to replace my other A/C unit, I will definitely give them a call. "
"I hired Pro Services to replace one of my two A/C units, which was struck by lightning. They did a good job, on time, and have demonstrated a willingness to stand behind their products and services. When it is time to replace my other A/C unit, I will definitely give them a call. "
Porch Pro Headshot Cool Breeze Inc
Furnace Repair
Serves Birmingham, Alabama
(76)
In business since 2009, Cool Breeze, Inc. has provided residential and commercial HVAC service across central Alabama. We specialize in everything from an ordinary residential HVAC maintenance to commercial kitchen hoods and exhaust systems. We pride our selves on first class workmanship and custome...Read more about Cool Breeze Inc
In business since 2009, Cool Breeze, Inc. has provided residential and commercial HVAC service across central Alabama. We specialize in everything from an ordinary residential HVAC maintenance to commercial kitchen hoods and exhaust systems. We pride our selves on first class workmanship and custome...Read more about Cool Breeze Inc
Porch Pro Headshot Sullivan Service Co.
Furnace Repair
Serves Birmingham, Alabama
Sullivan Service Co. is the local heating and air conditioning service provider for the Birmingham, AL area. Give us a call to schedule a service with one of our professionals.
Sullivan Service Co. is the local heating and air conditioning service provider for the Birmingham, AL area. Give us a call to schedule a service with one of our professionals.
Porch Pro Headshot Comfort Control
Furnace Repair
Serves Birmingham, Alabama
(35)
"I have been a loyal customer of Comfort Control for over 10 years now and would highly recommend them to anyone in need of HVAC services. They stand behind their work and customer satisfaction is their number one goal. I really like the fact that the technicians always give you details in laymen te...Read more about Comfort Control
"I have been a loyal customer of Comfort Control for over 10 years now and would highly recommend them to anyone in need of HVAC services. They stand behind their work and customer satisfaction is their number one goal. I really like the fact that the technicians always give you details in laymen te...Read more about Comfort Control
Porch Pro Headshot Eagle Aire Heating & Cooling
Furnace Repair
Serves Birmingham, Alabama
(4)
"The best ever HVAC. Completely honest, reliable, and trustworthy enough to install my system while I was stuck sick in Atlanta, with quality work done in estimating, procuring, and installing a complete whole house system with two units."
"The best ever HVAC. Completely honest, reliable, and trustworthy enough to install my system while I was stuck sick in Atlanta, with quality work done in estimating, procuring, and installing a complete whole house system with two units."
Porch Pro Headshot Heating and Air Solutions, LLC
Furnace Repair
Serves Birmingham, Alabama
(1)
Since 2010, Heating and Air Solutions has been serving Homewood and the greater Birmingham, AL, area with quality air conditioning and heating products and service you can depend on. Whether you need a new air conditioner or repair for your heat pump unit, we provide prompt response and knowledgeabl...Read more about Heating and Air Solutions, LLC
Since 2010, Heating and Air Solutions has been serving Homewood and the greater Birmingham, AL, area with quality air conditioning and heating products and service you can depend on. Whether you need a new air conditioner or repair for your heat pump unit, we provide prompt response and knowledgeabl...Read more about Heating and Air Solutions, LLC

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 Birmingham furnace repair services

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In July 2020 Josh, the owner of Vulcan Appliance Repair, assured us he would fix our LG refrigerator with a brand new Embraco compressor and a supposed "patented" device developed by his partner that would allow the LG to work with the Embraco compressor,...

- Bill Ledbetter
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Heating and Air Solutions replaced our upstairs A/C and furnace recently. They offered the best price by far. They did great work and were fast, too. The units they installed work great. I so wish we had known about them when our first AC went out seve...

- Marcy Stephens
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FRIENDLY, PROMPT ESTIMATE...WORK FINISHED VERY QUICKLY, ON SCHEDULE AND WITHIN ESTIMATE..I WENT WITH RECOMMENDED UNIT AND LOVE THE EFFICIENCY...

- debbie booth
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Eagle Aire was quick to investigate, diagnose, and provide an affordable solution. Their workmanship was excellent, no debris left behind, recommend without hesitation or reservation.

- George Foozer
14526

Professional, honest, knowledgable, down to earth and willing to do what it takes to get the job done right the first time. Shows up on time and ready to go to work. Eagle Aire is great.

- Neal Arrington
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They were on time and they fixed my a.c. unit and gave me plenty of options to choose from even financing...They was very neat and they wore shoe coverings and put down drop cloth so my carpet would not get dirty...They replaced my unit and put me in a un...

- Amber Brannon
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I recently had to have the bathtub replaced in my mobile home. Wayne came out and gave me a price on the job. I liked him immediately. He was very friendly and proffesional.Wayne and Jacob came out to do the work. They worked fast and did a great job. The...

- Jenny Cotney
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We had to replace our heating/cooling unit. Our service guy was Harry. He was an outstanding worker! Very professional. Walked me through the entire purchasing experience very professionally! Completed installation within 1 day and did an outstanding job!...

- Lori Arthur
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One Source Heating and Cooling do great work and are very professional. I will always use them for my heating and cooling needs.

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Great service and very quick response time. The technician was very professional and knowledgeable... Great experience with this company so I purchased their service plan for my home system

- Brandon Raley
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One Source was extremely quick to respond and had my issue resolved in minutes. They took the extra time the review what created the problem and how to prevent it in the future. A/C was back up and running and couldn't have been at a better time in this ...

- Kevin Carter

All Heating & Furnace Repair Companies in Birmingham, AL

Porch Pro Headshot Vulcan Appliance Repair
Furnace Repair
Serves Birmingham, Alabama
(19)
Vulcan Appliance Repair is a professional appliance repair service contractor serving Birmingham, Alabama. Providing services such as appliance repair, refrigerator repair, dryer repair, washer repair, oven repair, etc. Affordable Appliance Services; Appliance Repair Contractor Tarrant, AL Major App...Read more about Vulcan Appliance Repair
Vulcan Appliance Repair is a professional appliance repair service contractor serving Birmingham, Alabama. Providing services such as appliance repair, refrigerator repair, dryer repair, washer repair, oven repair, etc. Affordable Appliance Services; Appliance Repair Contractor Tarrant, AL Major App...Read more about Vulcan Appliance Repair
Porch Pro Headshot Aire Serv of Tuscaloosa
Furnace Repair
Serves Birmingham, Alabama
(26)
Tuscaloosa Air Conditioner & Heater Services
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Porch Pro Headshot David Childers Heating & Cooling
Furnace Repair
Serves Birmingham, Alabama
(30)
Porch Pro Headshot Complete Comfort Solutions, LLC
Furnace Repair
Serves Birmingham, Alabama
Complete Comfort Solutions, LLC is here to meet your AC, heating and indoor air quality needs. From annual air conditioner and furnace tune-ups and inspections to expert repairs and installation of new, high-efficiency furnaces and air conditioners, Complete Comfort Solutions, LLC is dedicated to yo...Read more about Complete Comfort Solutions, LLC
Complete Comfort Solutions, LLC is here to meet your AC, heating and indoor air quality needs. From annual air conditioner and furnace tune-ups and inspections to expert repairs and installation of new, high-efficiency furnaces and air conditioners, Complete Comfort Solutions, LLC is dedicated to yo...Read more about Complete Comfort Solutions, LLC
Porch Pro Headshot Mainline Heating and Air Conditioning
Furnace Repair
Serves Birmingham, Alabama
Since 1989, we have provided dependable heating and air conditioning repair services and quality products to our Birmingham, Pelham, and Jefferson/Shelby county area customers. Our quality products include air conditioners, heat pumps, gas furnaces, air handlers, package units, home generators, tank...Read more about Mainline Heating and Air Conditioning
Since 1989, we have provided dependable heating and air conditioning repair services and quality products to our Birmingham, Pelham, and Jefferson/Shelby county area customers. Our quality products include air conditioners, heat pumps, gas furnaces, air handlers, package units, home generators, tank...Read more about Mainline Heating and Air Conditioning
Porch Pro Headshot Advanced heating and air
Furnace Repair
Serves Birmingham, Alabama
At Advanced Heating & Air we service Residential and Light Commercial Heating and Air Conditioning Equipment. Maintenance Contracts Service Contracts.
At Advanced Heating & Air we service Residential and Light Commercial Heating and Air Conditioning Equipment. Maintenance Contracts Service Contracts.
Porch Pro Headshot Dorroh Heating & Air
Furnace Repair
Serves Birmingham, Alabama
Porch Pro Headshot Burr Heating & Air Conditioning
Furnace Repair
Serves Birmingham, Alabama
Porch Pro Headshot Assurance Heating & Cooling, llc
Furnace Repair
Serves Birmingham, Alabama
we are a small company that gives great service, and can take care of your hvac needs, at a reasonable price. we dont have the big overhead that large companys have. we have 15 years experience. and can work on any brand equipment.
we are a small company that gives great service, and can take care of your hvac needs, at a reasonable price. we dont have the big overhead that large companys have. we have 15 years experience. and can work on any brand equipment.
Porch Pro Headshot Aire Serv of Cullman
Furnace Repair
Serves Birmingham, Alabama
Aire Serv of Cullman
Aire Serv of Cullman
Porch Pro Headshot Affordable Solutions Heating & Air
Furnace Repair
Serves Birmingham, Alabama
Porch Pro Headshot CHM - Heating and Air
Furnace Repair
Serves Birmingham, Alabama
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Porch Pro Headshot All Climates Heating and Air
Furnace Repair
Serves Birmingham, Alabama
Porch Pro Headshot Stilblu Heat and Air
Furnace Repair
Serves Birmingham, Alabama

Latest projects near Birmingham

Recent projects booked on Porch
Birmingham 35242
Furnace Repair
Start Date
Within 48 hours
Furnace fuel source
Natural gas
Furnace problems
Low or no heat in all areas
When problems started
Less than one week ago
Furnace age
10-15 years old
Birmingham 35242
Furnace Repair
Start Date
Within 48 hours
Furnace fuel source
Natural gas
Furnace problems
It won't turn on or off
When problems started
Less than one week ago
Furnace age
I'm not sure