Top 10 furnace repair services in Medford, MA

Porch Pro Headshot Atlantic Heating & Air Conditioning
Furnace Repair
Serves Medford, Massachusetts
(680)
Atlantic Heating & Air Conditioning Co, located in Brookline, is an HVAC contractor. They provide gas heating, HVAC repair, gas pipe installation and other services.
Atlantic Heating & Air Conditioning Co, located in Brookline, is an HVAC contractor. They provide gas heating, HVAC repair, gas pipe installation and other services.
Porch Pro Headshot Green Energy Mechanical
Furnace Repair
Serves Medford, Massachusetts
(414)
In business since 2008, Green Energy Mechanical is a HVAC company specializing in all kinds of heating and air conditioning systems. As a family-owned, local company, we care about the well-being of our customers. This is why we specialize in energy-efficient HVAC systems. We want our customers to b...Read more about Green Energy Mechanical
In business since 2008, Green Energy Mechanical is a HVAC company specializing in all kinds of heating and air conditioning systems. As a family-owned, local company, we care about the well-being of our customers. This is why we specialize in energy-efficient HVAC systems. We want our customers to b...Read more about Green Energy Mechanical
Porch Pro Headshot Clean Coils
Furnace Repair
Serves Medford, Massachusetts
Porch Pro Headshot EPS Mechanical Inc
Furnace Repair
Serves Medford, Massachusetts
(13)
"Mr. Buonagurio has been taking care of our HVAC needs both in our home and also our rental property. He has always been efficient, timely and professional . We have been using his services for several years and will continue to do so."
"Mr. Buonagurio has been taking care of our HVAC needs both in our home and also our rental property. He has always been efficient, timely and professional . We have been using his services for several years and will continue to do so."
Porch Pro Headshot SERVPRO of Salem/Peabody/Marblehead
Furnace Repair
Serves Medford, Massachusetts
(80)
SERVPRO®of Salem/Peabody/Marblehead specializes in the cleanup and restoration of residential and commercial property after a fire, smoke or water damage. SERVPRO® also provides mitigation services for mold and mildew. There are many other cleaning services that SERVPRO® provides such as cleaning of...Read more about SERVPRO of Salem/Peabody/Marblehead
SERVPRO®of Salem/Peabody/Marblehead specializes in the cleanup and restoration of residential and commercial property after a fire, smoke or water damage. SERVPRO® also provides mitigation services for mold and mildew. There are many other cleaning services that SERVPRO® provides such as cleaning of...Read more about SERVPRO of Salem/Peabody/Marblehead
Porch Pro Headshot MASSHEAT
Furnace Repair
Serves Medford, Massachusetts
(11)
MassHeat is a full service company specializing in residential repair and service, preventive maintenance, improvements and upgrades. Services include, but are not limited to installation,repair, service and replacement of heating systems, furnaces, oil tanks, water heaters and more....
MassHeat is a full service company specializing in residential repair and service, preventive maintenance, improvements and upgrades. Services include, but are not limited to installation,repair, service and replacement of heating systems, furnaces, oil tanks, water heaters and more....
Porch Pro Headshot John Novello-Electrician
Furnace Repair
Serves Medford, Massachusetts
(23)
I am a licensed, insured and experienced electrician. I am a family man with three children. I work for myself and I'm on every job personally. This keeps the cost down and quality up for you. I will treat your home or office as if it was my own. I will always ensure prompt, professional serv...Read more about John Novello-Electrician
I am a licensed, insured and experienced electrician. I am a family man with three children. I work for myself and I'm on every job personally. This keeps the cost down and quality up for you. I will treat your home or office as if it was my own. I will always ensure prompt, professional serv...Read more about John Novello-Electrician
Porch Pro Headshot Accurate heating & air conditioning
Furnace Repair
Serves Medford, Massachusetts
(52)
Porch Pro Headshot JP O'Brien Electric LLP
Furnace Repair
Serves Medford, Massachusetts
JP O'Brien Electric was founded in 2004 by two electricians Joseph O'Brien and David Niemi, both out of Medford, Massachusetts. After beginning with a small bathroom remodel, while working out of a pickup truck, we have established the most reliable and trusted service around. It is of the utmost im...Read more about JP O'Brien Electric LLP
JP O'Brien Electric was founded in 2004 by two electricians Joseph O'Brien and David Niemi, both out of Medford, Massachusetts. After beginning with a small bathroom remodel, while working out of a pickup truck, we have established the most reliable and trusted service around. It is of the utmost im...Read more about JP O'Brien Electric LLP
Porch Pro Headshot Airco Home Comfort
Furnace Repair
Serves Medford, Massachusetts
(158)
Airco Home Comfort, founded in the '90s, is an HVAC specialist that provides the Watertown area with HVAC services and air conditioning maintenance as well as other services.
Airco Home Comfort, founded in the '90s, is an HVAC specialist that provides the Watertown area with HVAC services and air conditioning maintenance as well as other services.

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 Medford furnace repair services

112141

friendly and quick service

- Amit Sardana
28926

Got the best estimate and they were here right on time to get started, actually sooner than I thought we would get our AC installed. Love our AC it works perfectly.

- Dawn Linscott Plona
29085

Stan provides outstanding, professional service and his prices are comparable to his competitors. He responds in a timely manner, and his work is completed within the allotted time frame. No job is too big or too small. He is very conscientious and sensit...

29069

Impeccable service from the men and the woman that came out to do the estimate was extremely pleasing and professional.

- Michelle Landry
28976

Buonagurio HVAC recently replaced our aged central air system. We are extremely satisfied with all aspects of the service provided by Buonagurio HVAC. We feel fortunate to have selected Buonagurio as our HVAC specialists.

- Ernest Paul
28934

Redid my whole heating and cooling system and it works awesome! They are great!

- Wendy D'Agata-Potamis
28985

Buonagurio HVAC recently replace our boiler and water heater. His staff is courtesy and professional right from the day I decided to purchase a new boiler to the final install. I am very please with their work.

- Heidi Budd
30061

Excellent work, reasonable price. They listened to customer requests. They checked to make sure I was happy with everything before leaving the job.

- Bob Y
29019

Great company with great prices! Give them a call and see for yourself! R Andersen

- Rose Andersen
28937

Our experience with Buonagurio HVAC was great! We would highly recommend them to anyone who needs any HVAC services.

- Amanda Asmar
28969

They provide great service with outstanding pricing.

- Edgardo Gonzalez
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Paul is a thief. His license should be pulled .And they will not warrantee any of their work. I had to file a A lawsuit and bring them to court. Paul the owner screwed my 82 year old mother over and we had to have another company come in and replace the ...

- Bill GROGAN

All Heating & Furnace Repair Companies in Medford, MA

Porch Pro Headshot Nally Plumbing & Heating Company
Furnace Repair
Serves Medford, Massachusetts
Nally Plumbing & Heating Company performs boiler maintenance and air conditioning maintenance. They are an HVAC specialist in Malden.
Nally Plumbing & Heating Company performs boiler maintenance and air conditioning maintenance. They are an HVAC specialist in Malden.
Porch Pro Headshot Superior Vent & Duct Cleaning
Furnace Repair
Serves Medford, Massachusetts
Superior Vent & Duct Cleaning is a vent cleaning company in Peabody. They have been offering attic ventilation, crawl space ventilation, duct cleaning, and dryer vent cleaning since 2010.
Superior Vent & Duct Cleaning is a vent cleaning company in Peabody. They have been offering attic ventilation, crawl space ventilation, duct cleaning, and dryer vent cleaning since 2010.
Porch Pro Headshot MPM Mechanical
Furnace Repair
Serves Medford, Massachusetts
MPM MECHANICAL specializes in heating and air conditioning service, repair and installations. Family owned and operated and strive to provide the best service possible. MPM was established in 2003, and our family has been involved in the heating industry since early 1940's with Minicucci oil co. Qu...Read more about MPM Mechanical
MPM MECHANICAL specializes in heating and air conditioning service, repair and installations. Family owned and operated and strive to provide the best service possible. MPM was established in 2003, and our family has been involved in the heating industry since early 1940's with Minicucci oil co. Qu...Read more about MPM Mechanical
Porch Pro Headshot Appliance Repair Melrose MA
Furnace Repair
Serves Medford, Massachusetts
Our knowledgeable and skilled appliance service experts are ready to lend a hand no matter what the brand or problem your home appliances may have. We do not refuse clients as we strive to meet all of their expectations. W do repairs and replacements for your refrigerators, ovens, stoves, dishwasher...Read more about Appliance Repair Melrose MA
Our knowledgeable and skilled appliance service experts are ready to lend a hand no matter what the brand or problem your home appliances may have. We do not refuse clients as we strive to meet all of their expectations. W do repairs and replacements for your refrigerators, ovens, stoves, dishwasher...Read more about Appliance Repair Melrose MA
Porch Pro Headshot Appliance Repair Everett MA
Furnace Repair
Serves Medford, Massachusetts
We offer professional appliance repair services to minimize headaches and maximize convenience. Our technicians are highly trained to fix an extensive list of home appliances, including washer, dryer, and stove. Give our service a try and we will get your appliance functioning in a smooth manner.
We offer professional appliance repair services to minimize headaches and maximize convenience. Our technicians are highly trained to fix an extensive list of home appliances, including washer, dryer, and stove. Give our service a try and we will get your appliance functioning in a smooth manner.
Porch Pro Headshot Appliance Repair Wakefield MA
Furnace Repair
Serves Medford, Massachusetts
Our appliance service technicians are sure to get things done for you expressly and in an affordable manner. Our hardworking and passionate technical specialists restore your units with our durable replacement parts. We handle your concerns with your freezers, dryers, ovens, stoves and other major a...Read more about Appliance Repair Wakefield MA
Our appliance service technicians are sure to get things done for you expressly and in an affordable manner. Our hardworking and passionate technical specialists restore your units with our durable replacement parts. We handle your concerns with your freezers, dryers, ovens, stoves and other major a...Read more about Appliance Repair Wakefield MA
Porch Pro Headshot LOWE'S OF QUINCY - HVAC
Furnace Repair
Serves Medford, Massachusetts
Is your HVAC unit tired and old? Do you want to upgrade to a new unit? Save energy and money with a new HVAC system installed through Lowes. Lowes has a specialist that works exclusively with clients like you. Come into the store, call or click Lowes will schedule you for a FREE in-home appointmen...Read more about LOWE'S OF QUINCY - HVAC
Is your HVAC unit tired and old? Do you want to upgrade to a new unit? Save energy and money with a new HVAC system installed through Lowes. Lowes has a specialist that works exclusively with clients like you. Come into the store, call or click Lowes will schedule you for a FREE in-home appointmen...Read more about LOWE'S OF QUINCY - HVAC
Porch Pro Headshot Appliance Repair Malden MA
Furnace Repair
Serves Medford, Massachusetts
We offer unparalleled small appliance service at the most amazing price. We promptly respond to the concerns of our customers and work hard to provide the best assistance that will satisfy them. Our long list of services includes appliance repair and replacement of their various parts.
We offer unparalleled small appliance service at the most amazing price. We promptly respond to the concerns of our customers and work hard to provide the best assistance that will satisfy them. Our long list of services includes appliance repair and replacement of their various parts.
Porch Pro Headshot Appliance Repair Revere MA
Furnace Repair
Serves Medford, Massachusetts
Appliance Repair Revere MA makes customers satisfied with our superb appliance repair service. We can be of help to you when you need a professional service, such as oven repair, dishwasher repair, or refrigerator repair. Prior to leaving your home, we will see to it that your appliance works perfec...Read more about Appliance Repair Revere MA
Appliance Repair Revere MA makes customers satisfied with our superb appliance repair service. We can be of help to you when you need a professional service, such as oven repair, dishwasher repair, or refrigerator repair. Prior to leaving your home, we will see to it that your appliance works perfec...Read more about Appliance Repair Revere MA
Porch Pro Headshot Elite Mechanical
Furnace Repair
Serves Medford, Massachusetts
Located in Waltham, Elite Mechanical is an HVAC company and has been offering services such as air conditioning maintenance, gas leak detection and more since 2000.
Located in Waltham, Elite Mechanical is an HVAC company and has been offering services such as air conditioning maintenance, gas leak detection and more since 2000.
Porch Pro Headshot Castle Bee Refrigeration
Furnace Repair
Serves Medford, Massachusetts
Castle Bee Refrigeration is an HVAC specialist that provides attic ventilation, air conditioning installation and more. They are located in Revere.
Castle Bee Refrigeration is an HVAC specialist that provides attic ventilation, air conditioning installation and more. They are located in Revere.
Porch Pro Headshot Fahey Electrical Contracting Corp.
Furnace Repair
Serves Medford, Massachusetts
Your home, lit properly by Fahey Electrical Contracting Corp. in Melrose, MA, will take on a magical beauty that will wow onlookers and give your home a warm, welcoming aesthetic.
Your home, lit properly by Fahey Electrical Contracting Corp. in Melrose, MA, will take on a magical beauty that will wow onlookers and give your home a warm, welcoming aesthetic.
Porch Pro Headshot Indigaro Heating and Cooling
Furnace Repair
Serves Medford, Massachusetts
Indigaro heating and coolling Provides and installs Heating and cooling systems -Carrier, Goodman ,Bryant,American Standard Furnaces, to any part that are needed SHEETMETAL Installation Ac replacement Bathroom fans Boilers Services on roof top units Water heaters NEST THERMOSTAT CONSTRUCTIO...Read more about Indigaro Heating and Cooling
Indigaro heating and coolling Provides and installs Heating and cooling systems -Carrier, Goodman ,Bryant,American Standard Furnaces, to any part that are needed SHEETMETAL Installation Ac replacement Bathroom fans Boilers Services on roof top units Water heaters NEST THERMOSTAT CONSTRUCTIO...Read more about Indigaro Heating and Cooling
Porch Pro Headshot McFarland Air conditioning Water Heater Services
Furnace Repair
Serves Medford, Massachusetts
Heating, Air conditioning, Water Heater Services. 617-792-3350 Serving Boston, Suburbs. 24 H/R Service.
Heating, Air conditioning, Water Heater Services. 617-792-3350 Serving Boston, Suburbs. 24 H/R Service.