Top 10 furnace repair services in Kent, OH

Porch Pro Headshot Absolute Pest Control
Furnace Repair
Serves Kent, Ohio
Established in 1997 Absolute Pest Control is a full service, local, family owned and operated business. Residential and commercial services , licensed by the Ohio Department of Agriculture, Ohio Department of Natural Resources, and Fully Insured. Same day service available. Technicians on standby w...Read more about Absolute Pest Control
Established in 1997 Absolute Pest Control is a full service, local, family owned and operated business. Residential and commercial services , licensed by the Ohio Department of Agriculture, Ohio Department of Natural Resources, and Fully Insured. Same day service available. Technicians on standby w...Read more about Absolute Pest Control
Porch Pro Headshot Snow Brothers Appliance Co
Furnace Repair
Serves Kent, Ohio
Snow Bros. Appliance is Cleveland's oldest independently owned appliance retailer and has been family owned and operated since 1922. Snow Bros. carries only the finest quality refrigerators, ranges, washers, dryers, air-conditioners, built-in ovens, cooktops and freezers. Snow Bros. has a huge selec...Read more about Snow Brothers Appliance Co
Snow Bros. Appliance is Cleveland's oldest independently owned appliance retailer and has been family owned and operated since 1922. Snow Bros. carries only the finest quality refrigerators, ranges, washers, dryers, air-conditioners, built-in ovens, cooktops and freezers. Snow Bros. has a huge selec...Read more about Snow Brothers Appliance Co
Porch Pro Headshot Richardsons Heating and Cooling
Furnace Repair
Serves Kent, Ohio
(45)
Thank you for choosing Richardsons Heating & Cooling, LLC Our mission is to provide you with superior service. We realize that our customers are the heart of our daily operations. We never forget this and that is what sets us apart. Our core values enable us to maintain customer trust and satisfact...Read more about Richardsons Heating and Cooling
Thank you for choosing Richardsons Heating & Cooling, LLC Our mission is to provide you with superior service. We realize that our customers are the heart of our daily operations. We never forget this and that is what sets us apart. Our core values enable us to maintain customer trust and satisfact...Read more about Richardsons Heating and Cooling
Porch Pro Headshot The K Company
Furnace Repair
Serves Kent, Ohio
Since 1972, The K Company has been setting the standard in commercial, residential and industrial heating, air conditioning, ventilation and refrigeration systems. We are the supplier of choice for many of Northeast Ohio's high profile installations, and we are always in the forefront of design, ins...Read more about The K Company
Since 1972, The K Company has been setting the standard in commercial, residential and industrial heating, air conditioning, ventilation and refrigeration systems. We are the supplier of choice for many of Northeast Ohio's high profile installations, and we are always in the forefront of design, ins...Read more about The K Company
Porch Pro Headshot Echols Heating & A/C Inc.
Furnace Repair
Serves Kent, Ohio
Echols Heating and Air Conditioning is a leader in the industry of Residential and CommercialHeating / Air Conditioning. With over 100 years combined experience, our staff is dedicated to giving you the quality, excellence and dependability you deserve.
Echols Heating and Air Conditioning is a leader in the industry of Residential and CommercialHeating / Air Conditioning. With over 100 years combined experience, our staff is dedicated to giving you the quality, excellence and dependability you deserve.
Porch Pro Headshot Palma Heating & Air
Furnace Repair
Serves Kent, Ohio
(32)
"Palma Heating gave us the most competitive price of all the estimates we got. The old furnace was in a very tight space and they were able to remove it without damaging the water heater that shared that tight space. After the new furnace was installed, we did have a problem with the pipes holdi...Read more about Palma Heating & Air
"Palma Heating gave us the most competitive price of all the estimates we got. The old furnace was in a very tight space and they were able to remove it without damaging the water heater that shared that tight space. After the new furnace was installed, we did have a problem with the pipes holdi...Read more about Palma Heating & Air
Porch Pro Headshot AIR TIME HEATING & COOLING
Furnace Repair
Serves Kent, Ohio
(45)
Dependable service, quality repairs, and trained professionals are just a few things you will find at Air Time Heating & Cooling. Air Time Heating & Cooling is a full service heating and cooling services company. We have years of experience handling HVAC sales, service, and installations. Using onl...Read more about AIR TIME HEATING & COOLING
Dependable service, quality repairs, and trained professionals are just a few things you will find at Air Time Heating & Cooling. Air Time Heating & Cooling is a full service heating and cooling services company. We have years of experience handling HVAC sales, service, and installations. Using onl...Read more about AIR TIME HEATING & COOLING
Porch Pro Headshot Bryant Heating & Cooling
Furnace Repair
Serves Kent, Ohio
Bryant Heating and Cooling was founded in 1969 by Donald P. Bryant, after returning his return from the Korean War as a Paratropper. He devoted his life to the HVAC industry: Servicing, Installing, and recharging all your heating and air conditioning needs across Stark County, Ohio! Don passed away ...Read more about Bryant Heating & Cooling
Bryant Heating and Cooling was founded in 1969 by Donald P. Bryant, after returning his return from the Korean War as a Paratropper. He devoted his life to the HVAC industry: Servicing, Installing, and recharging all your heating and air conditioning needs across Stark County, Ohio! Don passed away ...Read more about Bryant Heating & Cooling
Porch Pro Headshot TropicAir Heating & Cooling
Furnace Repair
Serves Kent, Ohio
With more than 23 years of combined experience, our heating and cooling experts have worked on a number of projects ranging from gas furnace installation, water heater installation, to installing whole-home central air conditioning systems. We take great pride in our work and make sure that we compl...Read more about TropicAir Heating & Cooling
With more than 23 years of combined experience, our heating and cooling experts have worked on a number of projects ranging from gas furnace installation, water heater installation, to installing whole-home central air conditioning systems. We take great pride in our work and make sure that we compl...Read more about TropicAir Heating & Cooling
Porch Pro Headshot A-1 Professional Property Services LLC
Furnace Repair
Serves Kent, Ohio
(25)
24 years of home improvement expertise.
24 years of home improvement expertise.

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 Kent furnace repair services

155707

I have had Julio out to replace my entire furnace and air conditioning units. He has also replaced my hot water tank. I am moving to my new home and he is putting in a heat pump system for me. Always is on time, cleans up after himself, and his pricing is...

- Nick Cseke
33127

Outstanding service. Very efficient and affordable. Will definitely use them in the future.

- Alyssa Cereceres
32618

This company provides prompt and pleasant service, the technicians are very nice, knowledgeable and honest. Wonderful company to do business with!

- Brandi Pugh
43737

We had Richardsons Heating & Cooling install a new Bryant gas furnace in our home with all new ductwork. which replaced our old, clunky gravity-fed furnace and unsightly ductwork. They did an outstanding job and finished the job very quickly. Rich was ve...

- Monica Stewart
18264

Scot Soeder of Mechanical Solutions is knowledgeable when it comes to residential and commercial HVAC solutions. His expertise has never failed me and as a general contractor I am only as good as those I employ to care for my customers. With Scot I neve...

- Joe Price
89389

Excellent value. Excellent responsiveness in communication. Excellent to keep appointment.

fast to set up an appointment, showed up on time, very polite and professional

- Anita Angelo
62550

Ben Chouinard is a very professional, can do anything that needs done. His work is excellent and I would recommend his work to anyone!

- Annette Dean Wood
61529

I helped choose this company for my daughter. Never will I recommend Jon to anyone, for starters Jon is very unreliable, not showing up when promised, way too many phone calls. Here we are 8 months later and the job is still not done. I told my daughter d...

- ralph depetris

All Heating & Furnace Repair Companies in Kent, OH

Porch Pro Headshot One Hour Air Contidioning & Heating
Furnace Repair
Serves Kent, Ohio
(3)
One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning is an HVAC company that began business in 1983 and offers Cleveland and the surrounding areas heating, air conditioning and ventilation installation and services. At One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning, respecting our customers' time is our #1 priority. That's wh...Read more about One Hour Air Contidioning & Heating
One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning is an HVAC company that began business in 1983 and offers Cleveland and the surrounding areas heating, air conditioning and ventilation installation and services. At One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning, respecting our customers' time is our #1 priority. That's wh...Read more about One Hour Air Contidioning & Heating
Porch Pro Headshot Joe's A/C
Furnace Repair
Serves Kent, Ohio
Est. in 1981.Installation and repairs.
Est. in 1981.Installation and repairs.
Porch Pro Headshot Mechanical Solutions, Inc.
Furnace Repair
Serves Kent, Ohio
(1)
The next time you need air conditioning installation or air conditioning maintenance, get in touch with Mechanical Solutions. They are one of Cleveland's best choices for an HVAC company.
The next time you need air conditioning installation or air conditioning maintenance, get in touch with Mechanical Solutions. They are one of Cleveland's best choices for an HVAC company.
Porch Pro Headshot Geo-Pros
Furnace Repair
Serves Kent, Ohio
(1)
Geo-Pros, based in Chardon, is an HVAC contractor that offers air duct cleaning, gas line repair, gas heating, and water line installation.
Geo-Pros, based in Chardon, is an HVAC contractor that offers air duct cleaning, gas line repair, gas heating, and water line installation.
Porch Pro Headshot Slife Heating & Cooling
Furnace Repair
Serves Kent, Ohio
(66)
Porch Pro Headshot Kemppel Heating and Cooling LLC
Furnace Repair
Serves Kent, Ohio
Full service and instalation of residential and commercial heating and cooling
Full service and instalation of residential and commercial heating and cooling
Porch Pro Headshot Cleveland Heating and Air
Furnace Repair
Serves Kent, Ohio
Cleveland Heating and Air has been in business and we service homeowners exclusively in all aspects of Heating and Air Conditioning repairs, service and installations. We will deliver knowledge and polite service in getting your problem fixed the first time. Cleveland Heating and Air is a profession...Read more about Cleveland Heating and Air
Cleveland Heating and Air has been in business and we service homeowners exclusively in all aspects of Heating and Air Conditioning repairs, service and installations. We will deliver knowledge and polite service in getting your problem fixed the first time. Cleveland Heating and Air is a profession...Read more about Cleveland Heating and Air
Porch Pro Headshot Schar Heating and Cooling, Inc
Furnace Repair
Serves Kent, Ohio
Porch Pro Headshot Manchester Handyman
Furnace Repair
Serves Kent, Ohio
Porch Pro Headshot E.H. Roberts Co.  Inc.
Furnace Repair
Serves Kent, Ohio
Porch Pro Headshot SAMPSEL PLUMBING & HEATING
Furnace Repair
Serves Kent, Ohio
Porch Pro Headshot Milans Heating and Cooling
Furnace Repair
Serves Kent, Ohio
Porch Pro Headshot Humr Heating & Cooling
Furnace Repair
Serves Kent, Ohio
Porch Pro Headshot EcoSure
Furnace Repair
Serves Kent, Ohio