Top 10 furnace repair services in Fox Lake, IL

Porch Pro Headshot A A A Acorn Mechanical Inc
Furnace Repair
Serves Fox Lake, Illinois
Acorn Mechanical Inc. provides a complete range of heating, ventilation and cooling services to property owners in Lake County and McHenry County. Our knowledgeable HVAC technicians provide each of our customers with quality workmanship and speedy service at a reasonable rate. Whether you need regul...Read more about A A A Acorn Mechanical Inc
Acorn Mechanical Inc. provides a complete range of heating, ventilation and cooling services to property owners in Lake County and McHenry County. Our knowledgeable HVAC technicians provide each of our customers with quality workmanship and speedy service at a reasonable rate. Whether you need regul...Read more about A A A Acorn Mechanical Inc
Porch Pro Headshot Shavitz Heating and Air Conditioning
Furnace Repair
Serves Fox Lake, Illinois
(4,802)
From AC repair and heating installation to commercial boilers and indoor air filters, the Chicago HVAC experts at Shavitz Heating and Air Conditioning can do it all. When you’re ready to work with a company that has a 100–year track record of excellent heating and air conditioning service, call Sha...Read more about Shavitz Heating and Air Conditioning
From AC repair and heating installation to commercial boilers and indoor air filters, the Chicago HVAC experts at Shavitz Heating and Air Conditioning can do it all. When you’re ready to work with a company that has a 100–year track record of excellent heating and air conditioning service, call Sha...Read more about Shavitz Heating and Air Conditioning
Porch Pro Headshot One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning
Furnace Repair
Serves Fox Lake, Illinois
(1,198)
One Hour Heating and Air Conditioning is ready to take care of all your HVAC needs including installation, repair, replacement, and maintenance. Your time is valuable - and we won't keep you waiting. We promise we're: "Always On Time... Or You Don't Pay A Dime!". We offer 24-hour emergency servic...Read more about One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning
One Hour Heating and Air Conditioning is ready to take care of all your HVAC needs including installation, repair, replacement, and maintenance. Your time is valuable - and we won't keep you waiting. We promise we're: "Always On Time... Or You Don't Pay A Dime!". We offer 24-hour emergency servic...Read more about One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning
Porch Pro Headshot Zartler Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc.
Furnace Repair
Serves Fox Lake, Illinois
(48)
"I have used Zartler Heating and Air Conditioning for many years. They show up when they say they will. They communicate right away with me about what is going on at the site. They perform the work and clean up after themselves. Their prices are very competitive. Their invoice is always right ...Read more about Zartler Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc.
"I have used Zartler Heating and Air Conditioning for many years. They show up when they say they will. They communicate right away with me about what is going on at the site. They perform the work and clean up after themselves. Their prices are very competitive. Their invoice is always right ...Read more about Zartler Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc.
Porch Pro Headshot Iron Fireman
Furnace Repair
Serves Fox Lake, Illinois
(45)
For nearly 100 years Iron Fireman has been the most trusted name in heating and cooling throughout the Metropolitan Milwaukee area. As Mr. Indoor Comfort, we will provide you with solutions to replace, upgrade or simply help your HVAC system run more efficiently. We have recently expanded our servi...Read more about Iron Fireman
For nearly 100 years Iron Fireman has been the most trusted name in heating and cooling throughout the Metropolitan Milwaukee area. As Mr. Indoor Comfort, we will provide you with solutions to replace, upgrade or simply help your HVAC system run more efficiently. We have recently expanded our servi...Read more about Iron Fireman
Porch Pro Headshot everything mechanical heating and cooling
Furnace Repair
Serves Fox Lake, Illinois
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Heating and cooling ventilation, services and installation and sales. Goodman Furnace and Air Conditioner Dealer. Installation of Humidifiers and Thermostats and Air Purifiers.
Heating and cooling ventilation, services and installation and sales. Goodman Furnace and Air Conditioner Dealer. Installation of Humidifiers and Thermostats and Air Purifiers.
Porch Pro Headshot Approved Comfort Heating & Air Conditioning
Furnace Repair
Serves Fox Lake, Illinois
We are a family owned, full service, heating and air conditioning company. We see to all of your heating and cooling needs from installations, repairs, to maintenance. We also service hot water heaters, humidifiers, air cleaners, generators, unit heaters, RTUs, (commercial Roof Top Units) and more. ...Read more about Approved Comfort Heating & Air Conditioning
We are a family owned, full service, heating and air conditioning company. We see to all of your heating and cooling needs from installations, repairs, to maintenance. We also service hot water heaters, humidifiers, air cleaners, generators, unit heaters, RTUs, (commercial Roof Top Units) and more. ...Read more about Approved Comfort Heating & Air Conditioning
Porch Pro Headshot DW Heating
Furnace Repair
Serves Fox Lake, Illinois
(4)
DW Heating is a newly minted full service HVAC company based in Westmont, IL and serving surrounding areas. We come with at least 15 years of experience in HVAC both large or small, residential or commercial applications.DW Heating not only wants to keep our client's stay at a comfortable temperatur...Read more about DW Heating
DW Heating is a newly minted full service HVAC company based in Westmont, IL and serving surrounding areas. We come with at least 15 years of experience in HVAC both large or small, residential or commercial applications.DW Heating not only wants to keep our client's stay at a comfortable temperatur...Read more about DW Heating
Porch Pro Headshot Airtek Systems  Inc.
Furnace Repair
Serves Fox Lake, Illinois
(2)
Airtek Systems mission is to provide quality design, installation and service for Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC) equipment in both residential and light commercial facilities.
Airtek Systems mission is to provide quality design, installation and service for Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC) equipment in both residential and light commercial facilities.
Porch Pro Headshot Ramon Heating & A/C  LLC
Furnace Repair
Serves Fox Lake, Illinois
At Ramon Heating and Air Conditioning, you will be given excellent customer service combined with experience and expertise. We service residential markets in Milwaukee, Ozaukee and Waukesha counties.
At Ramon Heating and Air Conditioning, you will be given excellent customer service combined with experience and expertise. We service residential markets in Milwaukee, Ozaukee and Waukesha counties.

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 Fox Lake furnace repair services

552496

He was honest and very affordable and recommend him to anybody.

- Lupe Boyster
40224

I have used Zartler heating a few times and each time has been great!! Once when my thermostat went out they came the same day. I now ask them to come 2 times per year to make sure everything is running smooth and no more surprises. I highly recommend th...

- Jeanne Giovenco
40327

Zartler Heating and A/C has been servicing my home for many years. They have a great knowledgable staff that is responsive to any issue or installation need in their industry. I have 3 furnaces and 2 A/C units. All of this equipment has been installed b...

- Jim Christiansen
40473

We have been using Zartler Heating and Cooling for over 9 years at both our business and home. They are very professional, honest and SHOW UP ON TIME ! The techs are a are very knowledgeable. BIG PLUS......SUPER NEAT AND THEY ALWAYS PUT ON BOOTIES !

- katheleen weinman
36714

I gave them 3 stars because I did not call them to do the small job I wanted done, because I think they are too far away.

- Martin Tighe
45337

Affordable prices, very knowledgeable,will recommend to family and friends

- Earlene Bozovsky
13412

Iron Fireman has a been very pro active in getting the information needed to get the job done . I would recommend and give good reference. Thank You

- Robert Behrend
13484

We had our 14 year old furnace serviced. The employee was very knowledgeable and explained what the life expectancy of our furnace was based on its current condition. We received a prompt quote on a new furnace. We never felt pressured in any way. G...

- Chris Mika
77965

Water drips from my radiant heater. Despite multiple calls it's never been fixed. Would not recommend.

- Kevin Wunder
13492

I used Iron Fireman to first install two new air conditioners and then two new furnaces. Their service is terrific. Scheduled quickly. Brian, their technician for the AC (sorry I cannot remember who did the furnaces) did a great job and clean up from both...

13513

Bought a new complete HVAC unit from Iron Fireman. From quote, installation to follow up routine maintenance... they have been professional and I would highly recommend them.

- James Anderson
13429

Josh has been great to work with and always willing to help find a solution.

- Bryan Jensen

All Heating & Furnace Repair Companies in Fox Lake, IL

Porch Pro Headshot Kenosha Plumbing Heating & Cooling LLC
Furnace Repair
Serves Fox Lake, Illinois
Kenosha Heating and Cooling LLC. is a family owned company located in the heart of the city. It is our mission to provide our customers with the best value and guaranteed lowest pricing. We do this by keeping our overhead low and relying on our customers "word of mouth" for the majority of our adver...Read more about Kenosha Plumbing Heating & Cooling LLC
Kenosha Heating and Cooling LLC. is a family owned company located in the heart of the city. It is our mission to provide our customers with the best value and guaranteed lowest pricing. We do this by keeping our overhead low and relying on our customers "word of mouth" for the majority of our adver...Read more about Kenosha Plumbing Heating & Cooling LLC
Porch Pro Headshot Hayes Heating and Air Conditioning
Furnace Repair
Serves Fox Lake, Illinois
Started by my father Paul Hayes in 1963 in Lynwood Ill. Now owned by Paul Hayes jr. As an owner I feel that honesty and integrity is still the only way to operate my family's business..thanks for your business..
Started by my father Paul Hayes in 1963 in Lynwood Ill. Now owned by Paul Hayes jr. As an owner I feel that honesty and integrity is still the only way to operate my family's business..thanks for your business..
Porch Pro Headshot Tempco Heating and Air Conditioning Company
Furnace Repair
Serves Fox Lake, Illinois
For more than 20 years, Tempco Heating and Air Conditioning Co. has specialized in providing cooling and heating services to Chicagoland customers. Since our inception in 1992, our philosophy has been to treat our customers the way we want to be treated and provide timely response, quality service a...Read more about Tempco Heating and Air Conditioning Company
For more than 20 years, Tempco Heating and Air Conditioning Co. has specialized in providing cooling and heating services to Chicagoland customers. Since our inception in 1992, our philosophy has been to treat our customers the way we want to be treated and provide timely response, quality service a...Read more about Tempco Heating and Air Conditioning Company
Porch Pro Headshot Ameritemp Equipment Services
Furnace Repair
Serves Fox Lake, Illinois
Since 1995, Ameritemp has been devoted to providing excellence in customer service 24/7 365 days of the year. Our capabilities include sales, service, installation and rentals which makes Ameritemp your one-stop shop for all Mechanical HVAC Needs. We have trained professionals ready to assist you to...Read more about Ameritemp Equipment Services
Since 1995, Ameritemp has been devoted to providing excellence in customer service 24/7 365 days of the year. Our capabilities include sales, service, installation and rentals which makes Ameritemp your one-stop shop for all Mechanical HVAC Needs. We have trained professionals ready to assist you to...Read more about Ameritemp Equipment Services
Porch Pro Headshot Straight Line Drywall and Painting Construction Inc.
Furnace Repair
Serves Fox Lake, Illinois
Straight Line Drywall and Painting Construction Inc. provid professional and affordable painting services in Genoa City, WI. Give us a call today. Painting Service, Residential Painting, Painting Company, Commercial Painting, House Painting, Painting, Drywall, Construction, Remodeling, Basement, Win...Read more about Straight Line Drywall and Painting Construction Inc.
Straight Line Drywall and Painting Construction Inc. provid professional and affordable painting services in Genoa City, WI. Give us a call today. Painting Service, Residential Painting, Painting Company, Commercial Painting, House Painting, Painting, Drywall, Construction, Remodeling, Basement, Win...Read more about Straight Line Drywall and Painting Construction Inc.
Porch Pro Headshot Even-Flo Heating & Air Conditioning - Lindenhurst
Furnace Repair
Serves Fox Lake, Illinois
Even-Flo Heating & Air Conditioning - Lindenhurst Lindenhurst, IL, 60046 (224) 330-5476 Even-Flo Heating & Air Conditioning - Lindenhurst is a family owned and operated and it has been responsible for providing outstanding service and products ever since. local hvac contractor, cooling service, coo...Read more about Even-Flo Heating & Air Conditioning - Lindenhurst
Even-Flo Heating & Air Conditioning - Lindenhurst Lindenhurst, IL, 60046 (224) 330-5476 Even-Flo Heating & Air Conditioning - Lindenhurst is a family owned and operated and it has been responsible for providing outstanding service and products ever since. local hvac contractor, cooling service, coo...Read more about Even-Flo Heating & Air Conditioning - Lindenhurst
Porch Pro Headshot Average  Joe's Heating & Cooling
Furnace Repair
Serves Fox Lake, Illinois
We are a family owned and operated company providing above average service at below average prices. We keep our overhead cost low which allows us to keep our prices down providing a better value to the homeowner. When you call you will be dealing directly with the owner so you can rest assured you...Read more about Average Joe's Heating & Cooling
We are a family owned and operated company providing above average service at below average prices. We keep our overhead cost low which allows us to keep our prices down providing a better value to the homeowner. When you call you will be dealing directly with the owner so you can rest assured you...Read more about Average Joe's Heating & Cooling
Porch Pro Headshot Biermann Heating and Air Conditioning
Furnace Repair
Serves Fox Lake, Illinois
I've built this small company from the ground up. My customer's trust me and call when they have issues. I treat everyone with respect, because I believe in treating others the way that I would expect to be treated. I'm a firm believer in when we say Built one customer at a time. Dependability wi...Read more about Biermann Heating and Air Conditioning
I've built this small company from the ground up. My customer's trust me and call when they have issues. I treat everyone with respect, because I believe in treating others the way that I would expect to be treated. I'm a firm believer in when we say Built one customer at a time. Dependability wi...Read more about Biermann Heating and Air Conditioning
Porch Pro Headshot Lakes One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning
Furnace Repair
Serves Fox Lake, Illinois
We are professional HVAC Repair and Replacement Service Company in Lake Villa, IL.If you want to know more about our services you can visit our website or call us now ! HVAC Repair Service, Heating Repair Service, Heating Replacement Service, HVAC Replacement, Air Conditioning Replacement Service Fo...Read more about Lakes One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning
We are professional HVAC Repair and Replacement Service Company in Lake Villa, IL.If you want to know more about our services you can visit our website or call us now ! HVAC Repair Service, Heating Repair Service, Heating Replacement Service, HVAC Replacement, Air Conditioning Replacement Service Fo...Read more about Lakes One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning
Porch Pro Headshot HVAC Comfort Diaz Inc.
Furnace Repair
Serves Fox Lake, Illinois
Porch Pro Headshot MIDWEST AIR SOLUTIONS
Furnace Repair
Serves Fox Lake, Illinois
Porch Pro Headshot A C Building Services
Furnace Repair
Serves Fox Lake, Illinois
Porch Pro Headshot Quality Water Conditioning Inc
Furnace Repair
Serves Fox Lake, Illinois
Porch Pro Headshot 6bryant  and  cooling
Furnace Repair
Serves Fox Lake, Illinois

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Furnace Repair
Start Date
Within 48 hours
Furnace fuel source
Natural gas
Furnace problems
Inconsistent or fluctuating heat
When problems started
A month ago or longer
Furnace age
5-10 years old