Top 10 furnace repair services in Fort Thomas, KY

Porch Pro Headshot One Hour Heating and Air Conditioning
Furnace Repair
Serves Fort Thomas, Kentucky
(2,055)
After servicing our Cincinnati neighbors for over 60 years, we have the experience to deliver a variety of high-quality residential HVAC services. Whether you need routine maintenance to prolong the life of your system, an emergency repair, or a complex install, you can trust our team of highly-trai...Read more about One Hour Heating and Air Conditioning
After servicing our Cincinnati neighbors for over 60 years, we have the experience to deliver a variety of high-quality residential HVAC services. Whether you need routine maintenance to prolong the life of your system, an emergency repair, or a complex install, you can trust our team of highly-trai...Read more about One Hour Heating and Air Conditioning
Porch Pro Headshot Bartels Heating & Cooling
Furnace Repair
Serves Fort Thomas, Kentucky
(407)
Bartels Heating & Cooling is Hamilton's leader in the HVAC industry. Give us a call to schedule an installation or repair for any air conditioning services or heating services you may need in Hamiton, OH and the surrounding area. We have 24 hour emergency call line as well.
Bartels Heating & Cooling is Hamilton's leader in the HVAC industry. Give us a call to schedule an installation or repair for any air conditioning services or heating services you may need in Hamiton, OH and the surrounding area. We have 24 hour emergency call line as well.
Porch Pro Headshot Clark Heating & Cooling Inc.
Furnace Repair
Serves Fort Thomas, Kentucky
(402)
Clark Heating & Cooling, Inc. established in the '60s, is a third generation HVAC contractor that provides emergency heating & cooling, geothermal and other services to Milford and the surrounding areas. They finished an HVAC replacement in October 2015 using a permit acquired from Clermont County. ...Read more about Clark Heating & Cooling Inc.
Clark Heating & Cooling, Inc. established in the '60s, is a third generation HVAC contractor that provides emergency heating & cooling, geothermal and other services to Milford and the surrounding areas. They finished an HVAC replacement in October 2015 using a permit acquired from Clermont County. ...Read more about Clark Heating & Cooling Inc.
Porch Pro Headshot Rusk Heating and Cooling
Furnace Repair
Serves Fort Thomas, Kentucky
(188)
Rusk Heating and Cooling can trace its roots back to the mid 19th century. The company was founded as The Montgomery Coal Company in 1865. It supplied most of Northern Kentucky with coal and fuel oil for its business and home furnaces, prospering up until World War II. Around 1946, Fred Dietz, Jr...Read more about Rusk Heating and Cooling
Rusk Heating and Cooling can trace its roots back to the mid 19th century. The company was founded as The Montgomery Coal Company in 1865. It supplied most of Northern Kentucky with coal and fuel oil for its business and home furnaces, prospering up until World War II. Around 1946, Fred Dietz, Jr...Read more about Rusk Heating and Cooling
Porch Pro Headshot Aire Serv of Fairfield
Furnace Repair
Serves Fort Thomas, Kentucky
(246)
Aire Serv of Fairfield
Aire Serv of Fairfield
Porch Pro Headshot Main Auction Galleries
Furnace Repair
Serves Fort Thomas, Kentucky
(108)
Through a commitment to honesty, integrity, andprofessionalism, what started as a small family business in 1870 has grown intothe nationally recognized auction house known as Main Auctions Galleries, Inc. Here,at their building of over 40,000 square feet,you'llfind treasures such as artwork, pottery...Read more about Main Auction Galleries
Through a commitment to honesty, integrity, andprofessionalism, what started as a small family business in 1870 has grown intothe nationally recognized auction house known as Main Auctions Galleries, Inc. Here,at their building of over 40,000 square feet,you'llfind treasures such as artwork, pottery...Read more about Main Auction Galleries
Porch Pro Headshot Robinson Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc.
Furnace Repair
Serves Fort Thomas, Kentucky
Robinson Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. provides unparalleled heating and air conditioning services for customers throughout Middletown. Whether you need ductless mini split systems installed, your boiler repaired, or a brand-new air conditioning unit fitted for your commercial property, the exper...Read more about Robinson Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc.
Robinson Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. provides unparalleled heating and air conditioning services for customers throughout Middletown. Whether you need ductless mini split systems installed, your boiler repaired, or a brand-new air conditioning unit fitted for your commercial property, the exper...Read more about Robinson Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc.
Porch Pro Headshot Northern Kentucky Heating & Cooling, LLC
Furnace Repair
Serves Fort Thomas, Kentucky
(17)
At Northern Kentucky Heating & Cooling, it is our goal to leave our Walton clientele with the peace of mind that comes with knowing that their Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC) system is installed and running at peak efficiency year round. No matter what services interest you - from ...Read more about Northern Kentucky Heating & Cooling, LLC
At Northern Kentucky Heating & Cooling, it is our goal to leave our Walton clientele with the peace of mind that comes with knowing that their Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC) system is installed and running at peak efficiency year round. No matter what services interest you - from ...Read more about Northern Kentucky Heating & Cooling, LLC
Porch Pro Headshot DVMS Dan Volz Mechanical Service
Furnace Repair
Serves Fort Thomas, Kentucky
Description: Heating Unit Installations and Repairs, Air Conditioning System Installations and Repairs, Furnace Repairs and Installations, Custom Duct Work, Service Upgrades, Boiler Installation and Repair, HVAC Change Outs, Commercial Refrigeration Installation and Repairs, Stand-By Generators, Ge...Read more about DVMS Dan Volz Mechanical Service
Description: Heating Unit Installations and Repairs, Air Conditioning System Installations and Repairs, Furnace Repairs and Installations, Custom Duct Work, Service Upgrades, Boiler Installation and Repair, HVAC Change Outs, Commercial Refrigeration Installation and Repairs, Stand-By Generators, Ge...Read more about DVMS Dan Volz Mechanical Service
Porch Pro Headshot Wyoming Air  LLC.
Furnace Repair
Serves Fort Thomas, Kentucky
(51)
"Brandon and Wyoming Air are great! I had a unique problem that took some significant diagnosis, and creative thinking to make sure we came up with a good solution that worked. We ended up installing a new mini-split system that I'm very happy with. I also use their regular maintenance program with...Read more about Wyoming Air LLC.
"Brandon and Wyoming Air are great! I had a unique problem that took some significant diagnosis, and creative thinking to make sure we came up with a good solution that worked. We ended up installing a new mini-split system that I'm very happy with. I also use their regular maintenance program with...Read more about Wyoming Air 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 Fort Thomas furnace repair services

28325

Prompt, courteous and very knowledgeable. I would recommend others to use this service.

- Shawn Tucker

All Heating & Furnace Repair Companies in Fort Thomas, KY

Porch Pro Headshot A Guy and A Girl Heating & Cooling
Furnace Repair
Serves Fort Thomas, Kentucky
(9)
Porch Pro Headshot BAKER SERVICES  INC
Furnace Repair
Serves Fort Thomas, Kentucky
(15)
Based in Cincinnati, Baker Services is an HVAC contractor. Providing gas pipe installation, gas appliance connection and more, them have been in business since 1975. In February 2011, a property owner hired Baker Services for a new roof construction using a permit received from Hamilton County. In N...Read more about BAKER SERVICES INC
Based in Cincinnati, Baker Services is an HVAC contractor. Providing gas pipe installation, gas appliance connection and more, them have been in business since 1975. In February 2011, a property owner hired Baker Services for a new roof construction using a permit received from Hamilton County. In N...Read more about BAKER SERVICES INC
Porch Pro Headshot BWB HVAC
Furnace Repair
Serves Fort Thomas, Kentucky
The industry as a whole tends to have a bad rap for untrustworthy people, high pressure sales, and high mark-ups. I say there is a better way. Friendly service, honest feedback, and fair prices make me an excellent choice for the service, repair, or installation of your residential heating and cooli...Read more about BWB HVAC
The industry as a whole tends to have a bad rap for untrustworthy people, high pressure sales, and high mark-ups. I say there is a better way. Friendly service, honest feedback, and fair prices make me an excellent choice for the service, repair, or installation of your residential heating and cooli...Read more about BWB HVAC
Porch Pro Headshot Andrews Heating & Cooling
Furnace Repair
Serves Fort Thomas, Kentucky
(75)
Porch Pro Headshot Ohio Valley Heating AC
Furnace Repair
Serves Fort Thomas, Kentucky
Ohio Valley Heating AC is an HVAC specialist from Mount Orab. They provide gas pipe installation, furnace maintenance, furnace installation and more. We service All Makes and Models New Installs
Ohio Valley Heating AC is an HVAC specialist from Mount Orab. They provide gas pipe installation, furnace maintenance, furnace installation and more. We service All Makes and Models New Installs
Porch Pro Headshot Dukes HVAC
Furnace Repair
Serves Fort Thomas, Kentucky
Most affordable, professional HVAC service in Cincinnati
Most affordable, professional HVAC service in Cincinnati
Porch Pro Headshot Jim Tuke Heating & Cooling
Furnace Repair
Serves Fort Thomas, Kentucky
(14)
Porch Pro Headshot Call Now Heating & Cooling, LLC
Furnace Repair
Serves Fort Thomas, Kentucky
Porch Pro Headshot Taylor Air, Inc.
Furnace Repair
Serves Fort Thomas, Kentucky
Porch Pro Headshot American Heating and Cool
Furnace Repair
Serves Fort Thomas, Kentucky
Porch Pro Headshot Howard Adams Heating & AC
Furnace Repair
Serves Fort Thomas, Kentucky
Porch Pro Headshot Reffitt Heating & Cooling
Furnace Repair
Serves Fort Thomas, Kentucky