Top 10 furnace repair services in Fredericksburg, VA

Porch Pro Headshot Automatic Climate, Inc.
Furnace Repair
Serves Fredericksburg, Virginia
(642)
Automatic Climate has serviced Richmond, Virginia and the surrounding areas since 1983. Honesty, integrity, pride in workmanship and customer satisfaction are the hallmark principles that drive our company.Alan's wife Olive manages the office and son Alan Jr., heads the Sales Department. As a family...Read more about Automatic Climate, Inc.
Automatic Climate has serviced Richmond, Virginia and the surrounding areas since 1983. Honesty, integrity, pride in workmanship and customer satisfaction are the hallmark principles that drive our company.Alan's wife Olive manages the office and son Alan Jr., heads the Sales Department. As a family...Read more about Automatic Climate, Inc.
Porch Pro Headshot Mr. Appliance of Fredericksburg
Furnace Repair
Serves Fredericksburg, Virginia
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Porch Pro Headshot BFJ Heating and Air
Furnace Repair
Serves Fredericksburg, Virginia
BFJ HEATING & AIR WILL TAKE CARE OF YOUR HVAC INSTALLATION Lower Prices, Great Services & Great Quality Come to spend time with us at the National Night out here at Stafford Market Place!! 8/7/2021 5:00PM-9:00PM
BFJ HEATING & AIR WILL TAKE CARE OF YOUR HVAC INSTALLATION Lower Prices, Great Services & Great Quality Come to spend time with us at the National Night out here at Stafford Market Place!! 8/7/2021 5:00PM-9:00PM
Porch Pro Headshot Complete Heating & Cooling
Furnace Repair
Serves Fredericksburg, Virginia
Having a friend is a comfortable feeling. Having a friend who's interested in your personal comfort and saving you money is a good thing too. At Complete Heating & Cooling, we're here to make you comfortable and save you money, and we've got lots of ways to prove it. Whether it's a service call, ...Read more about Complete Heating & Cooling
Having a friend is a comfortable feeling. Having a friend who's interested in your personal comfort and saving you money is a good thing too. At Complete Heating & Cooling, we're here to make you comfortable and save you money, and we've got lots of ways to prove it. Whether it's a service call, ...Read more about Complete Heating & Cooling
Porch Pro Headshot Delmarva Aire, Inc.
Furnace Repair
Serves Fredericksburg, Virginia
(102)
Delmarva Aire, Inc. is your local source of residential and commercial HVAC services in Fredericksburg, Stafford, King George, Caroline, and Spotsylvania. Our licensed HVAC technicians have over 20 years of practical field experience, allowing them to perform all types of diagnostic, repair, install...Read more about Delmarva Aire, Inc.
Delmarva Aire, Inc. is your local source of residential and commercial HVAC services in Fredericksburg, Stafford, King George, Caroline, and Spotsylvania. Our licensed HVAC technicians have over 20 years of practical field experience, allowing them to perform all types of diagnostic, repair, install...Read more about Delmarva Aire, Inc.
Porch Pro Headshot Churchill Air Conditioning and Heating LLC
Furnace Repair
Serves Fredericksburg, Virginia
(41)
"I have used Churchhill Air Conditioning for years. They are always responsive, a pleasure to work with and reasonably priced. The owner always makes sure when I have an emergency, his team responds quickly. I have recommended Churchhill to many friends and will continue to do so."
"I have used Churchhill Air Conditioning for years. They are always responsive, a pleasure to work with and reasonably priced. The owner always makes sure when I have an emergency, his team responds quickly. I have recommended Churchhill to many friends and will continue to do so."
Porch Pro Headshot Garnett Heating & Air
Furnace Repair
Serves Fredericksburg, Virginia
Family-owned Garnett Heating & Air has provided residential & commercial HVAC services to Fredericksburg, Stafford, Spotsylvania & its surrounding communities since 1957. During this time, we have worked to cultivate a company that caters to each individual customer by hiring fully certified NATE te...Read more about Garnett Heating & Air
Family-owned Garnett Heating & Air has provided residential & commercial HVAC services to Fredericksburg, Stafford, Spotsylvania & its surrounding communities since 1957. During this time, we have worked to cultivate a company that caters to each individual customer by hiring fully certified NATE te...Read more about Garnett Heating & Air
Porch Pro Headshot Cox Climate Control
Furnace Repair
Serves Fredericksburg, Virginia
(64)
Licensed and Insured Heating & Air-Conditioning with 20 years of experience. We are a Trane and Amana dealer and only install the best equipment available. We offer a 1 year labor warranty on all parts and 2 year labor warranty on new installs. If we can't fix it nobody can. Check out all our review...Read more about Cox Climate Control
Licensed and Insured Heating & Air-Conditioning with 20 years of experience. We are a Trane and Amana dealer and only install the best equipment available. We offer a 1 year labor warranty on all parts and 2 year labor warranty on new installs. If we can't fix it nobody can. Check out all our review...Read more about Cox Climate Control
Porch Pro Headshot Advanced Environment Solutions Inc
Furnace Repair
Serves Fredericksburg, Virginia
(28)
When you contact Advanced Environment Solutions in the Piney Point area for help with an outdoor lighting project, you'll soon learn what makes them a 5-star company.
When you contact Advanced Environment Solutions in the Piney Point area for help with an outdoor lighting project, you'll soon learn what makes them a 5-star company.
Porch Pro Headshot CMR Heating and Air LLC
Furnace Repair
Serves Fredericksburg, Virginia
We are a full service heating and air conditioning company located in King George, VA. We can service, repair and install equipment to serve all of you heating and air conditioning needs. We also offer yearly maintenance plans to make sure your system runs efficiently and lasts as long as possible...Read more about CMR Heating and Air LLC
We are a full service heating and air conditioning company located in King George, VA. We can service, repair and install equipment to serve all of you heating and air conditioning needs. We also offer yearly maintenance plans to make sure your system runs efficiently and lasts as long as possible...Read more about CMR Heating and 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 Fredericksburg furnace repair services

34431

they are great. No matter when we call them they get back to us and out to fix the problem quickly. we have 5 rentals and they service all of them. I would highly recommend them.

- Marsha Rorer
34309

churchill is a very professional and responsive hvac contractor always prompt highly recommend churchill ac

- Bill McGovern
34303

They are friendly and professional and get the job done right.

- Rob Hardman
34630

I've been using Steve & Churchill a/c regularily for the past 3 years. They service my house as well several rental properties. I'm very happy with their service and their pricing is very fair. I like to have a go to vendor and they are it when it come...

- George Forst
34400

Truthful, honest, dependable and very professional.

- Anthony Akerele
34317

Steve Churchill fixed my year old heat pump system in a few minutes after Cropp Metcalf had failed to get it working correctly in its first year. Ten years later with his own company he installed an new Trane heat pump system and Honeywell humidifier. ...

- Dar Lundberg
34348

Professional, dependable, fair and very nice. I've used Steve Churchill A/C and Heating for years in Stafford, Va. They were originally recommended to me by a Realtor and I have been very happy with their service & knowledge.

34304

Very professional. Very knowledgeable. Reliable. Prompt. Responsive. Cordial.

- Erroll Musgrave
34324

Very knowledgable, helped reroute our vent in eat-in kitchen to quiet it!!! Excellent service too!!

- Kim Gaddie
34821

Great technicians and I would recommend them to family and friends

- Darryl Nelly Nelson
34346

I have used Churchill Air Conditioning and Heating for many years. The service people have always been on time and polite. I am a Real Estate Broker/Owner and I always refer Churchill to my agents and clients. Tim Horinko Broker/Owner Keller Williams ...

- Tim Horinko

All Heating & Furnace Repair Companies in Fredericksburg, VA

Porch Pro Headshot Willis Mechanical Inc.
Furnace Repair
Serves Fredericksburg, Virginia
(3)
"door to door roof to floor we do it all" we are a family business that take pride in our work. we only do are best no short cuts.
"door to door roof to floor we do it all" we are a family business that take pride in our work. we only do are best no short cuts.
Porch Pro Headshot EBENEZER ELECTRIC LLC
Furnace Repair
Serves Fredericksburg, Virginia
Do you need a Woodbridge, VA, electrician? At Ebenezer Electric LLC, we are committed to the satisfaction of every single client. No matter what your needs may be, we will work our hardest to exceed your expectations. Whether you need to upgrade your current home setup or you need to completely rewi...Read more about EBENEZER ELECTRIC LLC
Do you need a Woodbridge, VA, electrician? At Ebenezer Electric LLC, we are committed to the satisfaction of every single client. No matter what your needs may be, we will work our hardest to exceed your expectations. Whether you need to upgrade your current home setup or you need to completely rewi...Read more about EBENEZER ELECTRIC LLC
Porch Pro Headshot Modern Mechanical, LLC.
Furnace Repair
Serves Fredericksburg, Virginia
(1)
Modern Mechanical, a leader in HVAC installation and repair, is a home services specialist with a history of exceptional work and satisfied clients. Headquartered in Ashburn, Virginia, we assist residential customers throughout Northern Virginia with an array of home service needs. Our team consist...Read more about Modern Mechanical, LLC.
Modern Mechanical, a leader in HVAC installation and repair, is a home services specialist with a history of exceptional work and satisfied clients. Headquartered in Ashburn, Virginia, we assist residential customers throughout Northern Virginia with an array of home service needs. Our team consist...Read more about Modern Mechanical, LLC.
Porch Pro Headshot French’s Heating & Air Conditioning,LLC
Furnace Repair
Serves Fredericksburg, Virginia
French’s Heating & Air Conditioning is a family owned and operated small business. Our goal is to offer top notch customer service with low rates.With over 20 years of experience in the residential and commercial hvac field we are here for all of your hvac needs.
French’s Heating & Air Conditioning is a family owned and operated small business. Our goal is to offer top notch customer service with low rates.With over 20 years of experience in the residential and commercial hvac field we are here for all of your hvac needs.
Porch Pro Headshot Nokesville Heating and AC, Inc
Furnace Repair
Serves Fredericksburg, Virginia
Live and work in comfort while you save some green and help the globe stay green. Do it all with one call to Nokesville Heating and Air Conditioning Inc. We provide Northern Virginia and the greater Washington DC area with comprehensive heating and air conditioning services, designing and installing...Read more about Nokesville Heating and AC, Inc
Live and work in comfort while you save some green and help the globe stay green. Do it all with one call to Nokesville Heating and Air Conditioning Inc. We provide Northern Virginia and the greater Washington DC area with comprehensive heating and air conditioning services, designing and installing...Read more about Nokesville Heating and AC, Inc
Porch Pro Headshot Heavenly Air Quality
Furnace Repair
Serves Fredericksburg, Virginia
Improve the air you breath daily at your house or office call us for a free estimate at 703-369-2348
Improve the air you breath daily at your house or office call us for a free estimate at 703-369-2348
Porch Pro Headshot MarVa Home Services
Furnace Repair
Serves Fredericksburg, Virginia
We were founded in 2018, with the belief that all customers should be treated honestly and respectfully, after working for the major companies in our area and seeing how customers were treated. We are family owned and operated, -!; and treat our customers as our family.
We were founded in 2018, with the belief that all customers should be treated honestly and respectfully, after working for the major companies in our area and seeing how customers were treated. We are family owned and operated, -!; and treat our customers as our family.
Porch Pro Headshot Robison & Robison Services
Furnace Repair
Serves Fredericksburg, Virginia
Porch Pro Headshot Taylor Made Comfort
Furnace Repair
Serves Fredericksburg, Virginia
We strive to make every customer comfortable in their home.
We strive to make every customer comfortable in their home.
Porch Pro Headshot HYNES HVAC LLC
Furnace Repair
Serves Fredericksburg, Virginia
Our goal is to be the best HVAC service company in Stafford.
Our goal is to be the best HVAC service company in Stafford.
Porch Pro Headshot O.H.A. HEATING & AIR
Furnace Repair
Serves Fredericksburg, Virginia
Porch Pro Headshot Home air Services LLC
Furnace Repair
Serves Fredericksburg, Virginia
Porch Pro Headshot Rabbs Hvac
Furnace Repair
Serves Fredericksburg, Virginia
Porch Pro Headshot Heating And Air Man of VA
Furnace Repair
Serves Fredericksburg, Virginia