Top 10 furnace repair services in Fremont, CA

Porch Pro Headshot Moore Mechanical
Furnace Repair
Serves Fremont, California
(987)
When we opened the doors at Moore Mechanical in 1985, we quickly learned that potential customers were looking for just a few simple things when choosing any contractor. Customers wanted a company that exhibited integrity in their business, that delivered an excellent quality product, on time as pr...Read more about Moore Mechanical
When we opened the doors at Moore Mechanical in 1985, we quickly learned that potential customers were looking for just a few simple things when choosing any contractor. Customers wanted a company that exhibited integrity in their business, that delivered an excellent quality product, on time as pr...Read more about Moore Mechanical
Porch Pro Headshot Air Duct Cleaning San Mateo
Furnace Repair
Serves Fremont, California
(626)
"Very punctual and professional!!! They offered a range of tasks they could do and suggested some great tips to me. They thoroughly cleaned up afterward and I would refer them to anyone who requires this to be done. Great job!"
"Very punctual and professional!!! They offered a range of tasks they could do and suggested some great tips to me. They thoroughly cleaned up afterward and I would refer them to anyone who requires this to be done. Great job!"
Porch Pro Headshot The Appliance Repair Doctor
Furnace Repair
Serves Fremont, California
(540)
Porch Pro Headshot Big Air Heating & Air
Furnace Repair
Serves Fremont, California
(234)
Big Air specializes in the installation of energy-efficient heating and air conditioning equipment. We install most brands including Trane, Rheem and Mitsubishi. Call us today for your free in-home estimate. Also ask about eletronic air cleaners, solar tubes, solar attic fans, duct sealing, duct ...Read more about Big Air Heating & Air
Big Air specializes in the installation of energy-efficient heating and air conditioning equipment. We install most brands including Trane, Rheem and Mitsubishi. Call us today for your free in-home estimate. Also ask about eletronic air cleaners, solar tubes, solar attic fans, duct sealing, duct ...Read more about Big Air Heating & Air
Porch Pro Headshot PRC Construction
Furnace Repair
Serves Fremont, California
(135)
We don't just build houses. We build Homes. At PRC Construction, our professional and friendly team take every effort to give life to your ideas in order to create your dream home. From initial concept to finishing detail, we work collaboratively with our clients to create their vision, keeping an...Read more about PRC Construction
We don't just build houses. We build Homes. At PRC Construction, our professional and friendly team take every effort to give life to your ideas in order to create your dream home. From initial concept to finishing detail, we work collaboratively with our clients to create their vision, keeping an...Read more about PRC Construction
Porch Pro Headshot A Plus Heating & Air-Conditioning
Furnace Repair
Serves Fremont, California
(33)
A Plus Heating & Air Conditioning offers the most current technology in "Total Indoor Comfort" products and services for residential central heating and air at reasonable prices. Maintaining a close relationship with leading manufactures in the industry is crucial in supporting our efforts to offer ...Read more about A Plus Heating & Air-Conditioning
A Plus Heating & Air Conditioning offers the most current technology in "Total Indoor Comfort" products and services for residential central heating and air at reasonable prices. Maintaining a close relationship with leading manufactures in the industry is crucial in supporting our efforts to offer ...Read more about A Plus Heating & Air-Conditioning
Porch Pro Headshot Barker Mechanical Services
Furnace Repair
Serves Fremont, California
Barker Mechanical Services, Inc in Dublin, CA: qualified providers dedicated to electrical expertise. 6800 Sierra Ct Ste L, Dublin is where our clients can easily search for us. Our company has been in operation for 15 years. Barker Mechanical Services, Inc provides service to the Dublin California,...Read more about Barker Mechanical Services
Barker Mechanical Services, Inc in Dublin, CA: qualified providers dedicated to electrical expertise. 6800 Sierra Ct Ste L, Dublin is where our clients can easily search for us. Our company has been in operation for 15 years. Barker Mechanical Services, Inc provides service to the Dublin California,...Read more about Barker Mechanical Services
Porch Pro Headshot Gardner Air
Furnace Repair
Serves Fremont, California
(8)
Whether you need to purchase a new heating and air conditioning system or need hvac service on the one you already have, Gardner Air's experienced team of NATE certified technicians can provide expert hvac installation, service & maintenance. At Gardner Air, our service technicians are dedicated t...Read more about Gardner Air
Whether you need to purchase a new heating and air conditioning system or need hvac service on the one you already have, Gardner Air's experienced team of NATE certified technicians can provide expert hvac installation, service & maintenance. At Gardner Air, our service technicians are dedicated t...Read more about Gardner Air
Porch Pro Headshot Elliott Air Systems, Inc
Furnace Repair
Serves Fremont, California
At Elliott Air Systems, we make sure that our customers get the most out of what they spend from their pocket. With years of experience we cater to all your air conditioning and heating needs. We service and repair our residential customers with excellence. We do sales, service and installation and ...Read more about Elliott Air Systems, Inc
At Elliott Air Systems, we make sure that our customers get the most out of what they spend from their pocket. With years of experience we cater to all your air conditioning and heating needs. We service and repair our residential customers with excellence. We do sales, service and installation and ...Read more about Elliott Air Systems, Inc
Porch Pro Headshot Champion Heat and Air  Inc.
Furnace Repair
Serves Fremont, California
(14)
Champion Heat and Air understands how important Indoor Air Quality is to you and your family and we're working to bring you energy-efficient products that improve the quality of your air.
Champion Heat and Air understands how important Indoor Air Quality is to you and your family and we're working to bring you energy-efficient products that improve the quality of your air.

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 Fremont furnace repair services

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PRC completed an extensive external renovation of our aged home. Not only are David and Pat excellent construction professionals, but they are really nice guys too. The quality of their work was phenomenal. They were always on time, marshaled their exce...

- Jason Grinstead
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27243

Pat and David did a phenomenal job on my restaurant buildout in the Marina. They were completely transparent from the bid process all the way until the final invoice was paid. The attention to detail was excellent and I enjoyed working with two guys who w...

- Ian McCormick
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Exceptional quality and craftsmanship!!! They did an amazing job on our recent roofing project. From the initial consultation to the final cleanup, their team was a pleasure to work with. Would definitely use their services again in the future! 10 on 10!

- Violet Stein
26964

Great Company - Very easy to work with.

86671

Just had the 4th A/C united installed on a home I own. I have been using Champion Heat and Air For over 20 years now and have recommend them to over twenty five others. They do outstanding work and you get you nickels worth in service and products. The...

- Ray Ellis
36761

We wanted to clean the air ducts and the HVAC unit but kept postponing it due to the high costs. Then a friend told us that this air duct cleaning company had some good deals and we made an appointment. Not only did we pay less for air duct and HVAC unit ...

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I would recommend Air Duct Maintenance to anybody considering having this service done.

- Nancy McCalla
25306

They didn't even want to come out and give an estimate, I have a new heating unit but they said it wouldn't be compatible with what they have for AC

- Roger Savedra
22105

Good inspection visit and informative on my system.

- Steve Hinkle

All Heating & Furnace Repair Companies in Fremont, CA

Porch Pro Headshot Airteks.com Inc
Furnace Repair
Serves Fremont, California
Our business is our livelihood but it is also so much more. Airteks.com Inc was started to fill in a void in the current market and to make a business that people can place their trust in. Over the years we have never lost our commitment to our clients and that is what has allowed us to succeed in a...Read more about Airteks.com Inc
Our business is our livelihood but it is also so much more. Airteks.com Inc was started to fill in a void in the current market and to make a business that people can place their trust in. Over the years we have never lost our commitment to our clients and that is what has allowed us to succeed in a...Read more about Airteks.com Inc
Porch Pro Headshot Limon Electric
Furnace Repair
Serves Fremont, California
Limon Electric, Inc began as a commercial electrical contractor, serving businesses and local manufacturers with troubleshooting, new installations, property management and lighting solutions. We took that expertise and expanded into residential electrical contracting, specializing in older homes, r...Read more about Limon Electric
Limon Electric, Inc began as a commercial electrical contractor, serving businesses and local manufacturers with troubleshooting, new installations, property management and lighting solutions. We took that expertise and expanded into residential electrical contracting, specializing in older homes, r...Read more about Limon Electric
Porch Pro Headshot Golden Bay Tech
Furnace Repair
Serves Fremont, California
(52)
With over 26 years of experience serving the San Francisco Bay Area, Golden Bay Tech is your solution for all your repair needs. We take great pride in our extreme professionalism, timeliness and superior customer service on every job. We make sure to develop a lasting relationship so that the next ...Read more about Golden Bay Tech
With over 26 years of experience serving the San Francisco Bay Area, Golden Bay Tech is your solution for all your repair needs. We take great pride in our extreme professionalism, timeliness and superior customer service on every job. We make sure to develop a lasting relationship so that the next ...Read more about Golden Bay Tech
Porch Pro Headshot Mr. Appliance of Los Gatos
Furnace Repair
Serves Fremont, California
We are the NEW Mr. Appliance in Santa Clara County. Here to service your appliance needs and committed to providing outstanding customer service!
We are the NEW Mr. Appliance in Santa Clara County. Here to service your appliance needs and committed to providing outstanding customer service!
Porch Pro Headshot Air Duct Cleaning Burlingame
Furnace Repair
Serves Fremont, California
(1)
"I contacted some air duct companies to ask for quotes and this company was the only one that responded right away. They even had a cleaner call back to answer some of my questions. We were interested in ventilation cleaning and he explained how it is done and how much it would cost. It was nice to ...Read more about Air Duct Cleaning Burlingame
"I contacted some air duct companies to ask for quotes and this company was the only one that responded right away. They even had a cleaner call back to answer some of my questions. We were interested in ventilation cleaning and he explained how it is done and how much it would cost. It was nice to ...Read more about Air Duct Cleaning Burlingame
Porch Pro Headshot VENTWERX HVAC Heating, Cooling ,Insulation
Furnace Repair
Serves Fremont, California
Ventwerx Inc specializes in heating, cooling, insulation, and professional air duct cleaning services. Ventwerx Inc offers the following services: - Furnace replacement and installations - AC replacement and installations - Air duct repair and replacement - Air duct cleaning - Dryer vent cleaning a...Read more about VENTWERX HVAC Heating, Cooling ,Insulation
Ventwerx Inc specializes in heating, cooling, insulation, and professional air duct cleaning services. Ventwerx Inc offers the following services: - Furnace replacement and installations - AC replacement and installations - Air duct repair and replacement - Air duct cleaning - Dryer vent cleaning a...Read more about VENTWERX HVAC Heating, Cooling ,Insulation
Porch Pro Headshot SM Value HVAC
Furnace Repair
Serves Fremont, California
As a leader in the appliance repair and HVAC service industry, you can rest assured that you will be provided with the highest quality repair service. All Repairs Guaranteed. Always Low Cost & High Quality Service Clean, Courteous Quality Workmanship Most Work Done On Your Premises No Extra Charge :...Read more about SM Value HVAC
As a leader in the appliance repair and HVAC service industry, you can rest assured that you will be provided with the highest quality repair service. All Repairs Guaranteed. Always Low Cost & High Quality Service Clean, Courteous Quality Workmanship Most Work Done On Your Premises No Extra Charge :...Read more about SM Value HVAC
Porch Pro Headshot KRB Appliance Repair in Stockton
Furnace Repair
Serves Fremont, California
KRB Appliance Repair in Stockton Stockton, CA, 95206 (209) 346-1827 KRB Appliance Repair in Stockton offers professional appliance repair services. We provide our services in the Stockton, CA area. Feel free to contact us today! Appliance Repair,Appliance Service Morada, CA Appliance Repair Service,...Read more about KRB Appliance Repair in Stockton
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Porch Pro Headshot Air-Eaze Heating and Cooling
Furnace Repair
Serves Fremont, California
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Porch Pro Headshot Ameritalia LLC
Furnace Repair
Serves Fremont, California
Ameritalia has been in business for over twenty years and defines our success by achieving the highest level of customer satisfaction possible. Want to find out more about our company? See company history below.
Ameritalia has been in business for over twenty years and defines our success by achieving the highest level of customer satisfaction possible. Want to find out more about our company? See company history below.
Porch Pro Headshot O.A.R. Heating & Air
Furnace Repair
Serves Fremont, California
Porch Pro Headshot M & S HVAC CONTRACTORS INC
Furnace Repair
Serves Fremont, California
M & S HVAC Contractors is an HVAC company in Concord. They offer gas heating, air conditioning maintenance, gas leak detection and more.
M & S HVAC Contractors is an HVAC company in Concord. They offer gas heating, air conditioning maintenance, gas leak detection and more.
Porch Pro Headshot Glover and Son Heating and Air
Furnace Repair
Serves Fremont, California
Porch Pro Headshot Accurate Construction
Furnace Repair
Serves Fremont, California

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Recent projects booked on Porch
Fremont 94555
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
When problems started
I'm not sure
Furnace age
5-10 years old