Top 10 furnace repair services in Cayce, SC

Porch Pro Headshot Aire Serv of Sumter
Furnace Repair
Serves Cayce, South Carolina
(570)
Sumter Air Conditioning & Heating Repair
Sumter Air Conditioning & Heating Repair
Porch Pro Headshot Cool Care Heating and Air
Furnace Repair
Serves Cayce, South Carolina
(370)
"Great company! I used Cool Care to replace my heating and AC unit this past summer. I got other quotes but went with Cool Care because I felt they were the most honest with me. I definitely made the right decision. They were professional, punctual, and my new unit is incredible. Cool Care cut my ut...Read more about Cool Care Heating and Air
"Great company! I used Cool Care to replace my heating and AC unit this past summer. I got other quotes but went with Cool Care because I felt they were the most honest with me. I definitely made the right decision. They were professional, punctual, and my new unit is incredible. Cool Care cut my ut...Read more about Cool Care Heating and Air
Porch Pro Headshot Comfort Experts Heating & Cooling
Furnace Repair
Serves Cayce, South Carolina
(367)
Do you need services for your heating or air conditioning in Lexington? Turn to Comfort Experts Heating & Cooling! The company offers high-quality solutions to keep your home or commercial property safe and comfortable no matter the temperature outside. From heating and air conditioning repairs and ...Read more about Comfort Experts Heating & Cooling
Do you need services for your heating or air conditioning in Lexington? Turn to Comfort Experts Heating & Cooling! The company offers high-quality solutions to keep your home or commercial property safe and comfortable no matter the temperature outside. From heating and air conditioning repairs and ...Read more about Comfort Experts Heating & Cooling
Porch Pro Headshot E F Martin Mechanical Contractors, Inc
Furnace Repair
Serves Cayce, South Carolina
(316)
E.F. Martin Mechanical Contractors, Inc. has been servicing the Columbia, SC area since 1976. We are a Quality service and installation company for residential and commercial heating and air conditioning.
E.F. Martin Mechanical Contractors, Inc. has been servicing the Columbia, SC area since 1976. We are a Quality service and installation company for residential and commercial heating and air conditioning.
Porch Pro Headshot Northpoint Heating & Air, Inc
Furnace Repair
Serves Cayce, South Carolina
(236)
"I was very impressed with Northpoint Heating and Air, before during and after the sale. Their attention to details and professional staff made me and my home feel very comfortable with my decision to choose them."
"I was very impressed with Northpoint Heating and Air, before during and after the sale. Their attention to details and professional staff made me and my home feel very comfortable with my decision to choose them."
Porch Pro Headshot Quality Plus Heating & Air
Furnace Repair
Serves Cayce, South Carolina
(205)
"My air conditioning quit on the hottest day of the summer. Jerry Whitfield, with Quality Plus Heating & Air, came out that same day. He helped me select the best replacement system for my needs. My new heat pump/propane combo system is perfect for my needs. Their service was quick and efficient...Read more about Quality Plus Heating & Air
"My air conditioning quit on the hottest day of the summer. Jerry Whitfield, with Quality Plus Heating & Air, came out that same day. He helped me select the best replacement system for my needs. My new heat pump/propane combo system is perfect for my needs. Their service was quick and efficient...Read more about Quality Plus Heating & Air
Porch Pro Headshot All American Heating and Air
Furnace Repair
Serves Cayce, South Carolina
(266)
When you are in need of someone who you can trust to maintain, repair, or replace heating and air systems in your home, call the team at All American Heating and Air in Columbia. They have been serving their community since 1991, and are committed to providing the best customer service and workmansh...Read more about All American Heating and Air
When you are in need of someone who you can trust to maintain, repair, or replace heating and air systems in your home, call the team at All American Heating and Air in Columbia. They have been serving their community since 1991, and are committed to providing the best customer service and workmansh...Read more about All American Heating and Air
Porch Pro Headshot Carolina Comfort Inc
Furnace Repair
Serves Cayce, South Carolina
(204)
With a focus on customer care and satisfaction, Carolina Comfort, Inc., of Columbia, SC, lives up to its name. Since its beginnings 1992, the company has grown from a small, service-based business to a full-service company offering a wide-range of HVAC, Plumbing and Solar services and products to me...Read more about Carolina Comfort Inc
With a focus on customer care and satisfaction, Carolina Comfort, Inc., of Columbia, SC, lives up to its name. Since its beginnings 1992, the company has grown from a small, service-based business to a full-service company offering a wide-range of HVAC, Plumbing and Solar services and products to me...Read more about Carolina Comfort Inc
Porch Pro Headshot Palmetto Air Conditioning
Furnace Repair
Serves Cayce, South Carolina
(149)
Palmetto Air Conditioning has been providing superior HVAC services to Lexington and surrounding areas since 2001. Our expert HVAC technicians can handle a vast array of services for your home or business. Whether you are in need or air conditioner repair or an HVAC inspection, you can count on our ...Read more about Palmetto Air Conditioning
Palmetto Air Conditioning has been providing superior HVAC services to Lexington and surrounding areas since 2001. Our expert HVAC technicians can handle a vast array of services for your home or business. Whether you are in need or air conditioner repair or an HVAC inspection, you can count on our ...Read more about Palmetto Air Conditioning
Porch Pro Headshot Aire Serv of Summerville
Furnace Repair
Serves Cayce, South Carolina
(179)
Summerville Heating & Cooling Services
Summerville Heating & Cooling Services

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 Cayce furnace repair services

459329

Overcharged for maintenance, the only he did was let out freon, had another company come out two days later to fix what he didn't do and add more freon. I guess it's okay to price gouge at the begin of a heat wave back on June 13th

- JEREMY PENBERTHY
15969

when not only my family but my brother and sister in law count on quality plus heating and air to keep our air and heating systems working smoothly, it's obvious they must be an excellent company. recently I needed a specialized air conditioning and hea...

- patrick clark
14840

Quality Plus Heating & Air is a great company! I consistently use them for not only all of my real estate business inspections but also for my own personal home. They are very good at what they do and are extremely professional and trustworthy!

- Mary Ellen Maloney
13052

I love the work they did installing our tankless water heater!

- Allison Allison
16353

We have used Quality Plus Heating & Air, Inc. on four different projects: • Install new home air-conditioning unit (previous house) and implement dual zones for upstairs/downstairs. Also reconfigure duct work to operate upstairs independently and sup...

- David Haisten
14365

Quality Plus Heating & Air has taken care of our heating & air unit for 15 years. When we decided to upgrade our unit to a new energy saving unit they saved us lots of money on energy monthly. They also sold us an ernergy saving tankless hot water heater....

- Cookie Smothers Griffin
14719

We recently purchased a new tankless gas water heater from Jerry Whitfield at Quality Plus Heating & Air. The installation went great and they did a super job for us. His office staff and technicians were both professional and courteous. They have also s...

- kelly king
13971

A/C system quit working in middle of summer time, around 98 degrees midday, called several A/C companies, Quality Plus Heating & Air was the only one to return my calls, service technician arrived within 1.5 hours & repaired our unit by the end of the da...

- Jack Kilgore
14120

Honest good guys!! Thankful for courtesy & professional manner they handled my needs

- Cookie Smothers Griffin
13728

Very good company. They arrived on time and got the job done that they were suppose to do. I will use them again !

- Betsy Cone
31032

Words cannot express how grateful I am for Mr. Whitfield and his crew members. They truly helped me. My electric bill was through the roof during the winter months, and I didn't understand why. Then, it quit working properly. His company came out and ...

- Kimberly Bradstreet
137584

Fore more than 10 years, Quality Plus has provided excellent service for our heating and air conditioning needs. Recently, they installed a Rinnai tankless water heater in our home. Their installation service was again of the highest quality and the prof...

- Marcia Walters

All Heating & Furnace Repair Companies in Cayce, SC

Porch Pro Headshot Air Time of the Carolina's
Furnace Repair
Serves Cayce, South Carolina
(123)
We are a family owned and operated local company striving to give all our customers 100% Best customer service and products!!!
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We are a family owned and operated local company striving to give all our customers 100% Best customer service and products!!!
Porch Pro Headshot Aire Serv of Central Sc
Furnace Repair
Serves Cayce, South Carolina
Central South Carolina AC & Heating Services
Central South Carolina AC & Heating Services
Porch Pro Headshot McKeown's Heating & Air Services
Furnace Repair
Serves Cayce, South Carolina
(5)
Bringing You Heating and Air Comfort Southern Style When you call McKeown's Heating & Air Services, you'll talk to a real live person, one who actually works for us - we never send our phones to an off-site answering service, saving time and money for you. No middle-men. We are a true family-owned...Read more about McKeown's Heating & Air Services
Bringing You Heating and Air Comfort Southern Style When you call McKeown's Heating & Air Services, you'll talk to a real live person, one who actually works for us - we never send our phones to an off-site answering service, saving time and money for you. No middle-men. We are a true family-owned...Read more about McKeown's Heating & Air Services
Porch Pro Headshot HIS Heating and Cooling of the Midlands
Furnace Repair
Serves Cayce, South Carolina
(20)
Porch Pro Headshot Jim's Appliance Repair
Furnace Repair
Serves Cayce, South Carolina
30 years of experience on all major appliances.... Refrigerators washers dryers dishwasher stove/ranges garbage disposals microwaves.
30 years of experience on all major appliances.... Refrigerators washers dryers dishwasher stove/ranges garbage disposals microwaves.
Porch Pro Headshot Genuine Property Solutions
Furnace Repair
Serves Cayce, South Carolina
For over 15 years, Jonathan Hix has been working in and has a passion for the home repair and construction industry and is experienced and licensed in multiple areas. No matter what your needs at home or at the office are, Jonathan can assist in any needed repair or new build or installation that o...Read more about Genuine Property Solutions
For over 15 years, Jonathan Hix has been working in and has a passion for the home repair and construction industry and is experienced and licensed in multiple areas. No matter what your needs at home or at the office are, Jonathan can assist in any needed repair or new build or installation that o...Read more about Genuine Property Solutions
Porch Pro Headshot Max-Aire Heating & Cooling
Furnace Repair
Serves Cayce, South Carolina
Excellent service and value on all HVAC services, including air conditioners and cooling and heat pumps and heating. Servicing all major brands including Rheem, Ruud, Fujitsu, Honeywell and more. Licensed and Insured. Serving the Lexington West Columbia SC area.
Excellent service and value on all HVAC services, including air conditioners and cooling and heat pumps and heating. Servicing all major brands including Rheem, Ruud, Fujitsu, Honeywell and more. Licensed and Insured. Serving the Lexington West Columbia SC area.
Porch Pro Headshot Cassell Bros
Furnace Repair
Serves Cayce, South Carolina
We are the leaders in the HVAC industry. we have many options available to all of our customers. We also specialize in Generators. We can make it possible for you to never have the power go out at your house again. Give us a call and see what great prices we have available for you. Here at Cassell ...Read more about Cassell Bros
We are the leaders in the HVAC industry. we have many options available to all of our customers. We also specialize in Generators. We can make it possible for you to never have the power go out at your house again. Give us a call and see what great prices we have available for you. Here at Cassell ...Read more about Cassell Bros
Porch Pro Headshot Advance Pools
Furnace Repair
Serves Cayce, South Carolina
TLC Handyman Services is complete home and light commercial repair, maintain, install, diagnose, any and everything that our clients may need preformed around their homes or place of business. With 25 plus yrs in the home repair business theirs no job too big or too small that we won't complete. TL...Read more about Advance Pools
TLC Handyman Services is complete home and light commercial repair, maintain, install, diagnose, any and everything that our clients may need preformed around their homes or place of business. With 25 plus yrs in the home repair business theirs no job too big or too small that we won't complete. TL...Read more about Advance Pools
Porch Pro Headshot Jerry's
Furnace Repair
Serves Cayce, South Carolina
(43)
Porch Pro Headshot ALLGOOD MECHANICAL SOLUTIONS, L.L.C
Furnace Repair
Serves Cayce, South Carolina
When We're Finished, It's Allgood!
When We're Finished, It's Allgood!
Porch Pro Headshot Sed Mechanical
Furnace Repair
Serves Cayce, South Carolina
Porch Pro Headshot Wilson Heating & Cooling Co
Furnace Repair
Serves Cayce, South Carolina
Porch Pro Headshot KOOL Breeze Heating and Air
Furnace Repair
Serves Cayce, South Carolina

Latest projects near Cayce

Recent projects booked on Porch
Cayce 29033
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
Columbia 29209
Furnace Repair
Start Date
Within 48 hours
Type of project
Repair, maintenance or cleaning
Repair, maintenance or cleaning project
Heating and cooling system repair
Item to repair
Furnace
Furnace fuel source
Natural gas
Furnace problems
It won't turn on or off, Low or no heat in all areas, Gas odor
When problems started
Less than one week ago
Furnace age
I'm not sure