Top 10 furnace repair services in Middletown, DE

Porch Pro Headshot Aire Serv of Newark DE
Furnace Repair
Serves Middletown, Delaware
Aire Serv Heating & Air Conditioning provides residential and business clients with quality heating and air conditioning services that you can trust. We charge by the job instead of the hour, so you’ll never have to worry about unexpected overtime charges again. From routine professional maintenance...Read more about Aire Serv of Newark DE
Aire Serv Heating & Air Conditioning provides residential and business clients with quality heating and air conditioning services that you can trust. We charge by the job instead of the hour, so you’ll never have to worry about unexpected overtime charges again. From routine professional maintenance...Read more about Aire Serv of Newark DE
Porch Pro Headshot GOLD STAR SERVICES
Furnace Repair
Serves Middletown, Delaware
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Porch Pro Headshot GreenWay Comfort Solutions
Furnace Repair
Serves Middletown, Delaware
(244)
"One word sums up this company; AMAZING! Mike gave us an estimate within hours of our request for one. He explained every detail to us. He patiently answered all of our stupid questions. He set up the installation of a new heat pump system for 2 days later. Dave and Austin (techs) showed up at ...Read more about GreenWay Comfort Solutions
"One word sums up this company; AMAZING! Mike gave us an estimate within hours of our request for one. He explained every detail to us. He patiently answered all of our stupid questions. He set up the installation of a new heat pump system for 2 days later. Dave and Austin (techs) showed up at ...Read more about GreenWay Comfort Solutions
Porch Pro Headshot Barkley Heating & Air LLC
Furnace Repair
Serves Middletown, Delaware
(158)
Barkley Heating & Air LLC specializes in the sale, service, installation, and maintenance of residential HVAC units. Family owned out of Smyrna, DE, our company serves customers throughout Kent County, as far north as Wilmington, and as far south as Milford and Harrington.
Barkley Heating & Air LLC specializes in the sale, service, installation, and maintenance of residential HVAC units. Family owned out of Smyrna, DE, our company serves customers throughout Kent County, as far north as Wilmington, and as far south as Milford and Harrington.
Porch Pro Headshot CUSTOM AIR SERVICES
Furnace Repair
Serves Middletown, Delaware
(10)
"Rob Thompson showed up 5 minutes early, expertly diagnosed my a/c problem and I was up and running in less than an hour and a half. Fast response, expert service, and fair price, what else can you ask for? Rob's card is taped to my HVAC system, there is no one else to call for your HVAC needs in...Read more about CUSTOM AIR SERVICES
"Rob Thompson showed up 5 minutes early, expertly diagnosed my a/c problem and I was up and running in less than an hour and a half. Fast response, expert service, and fair price, what else can you ask for? Rob's card is taped to my HVAC system, there is no one else to call for your HVAC needs in...Read more about CUSTOM AIR SERVICES
Porch Pro Headshot TALLEY Services, Inc.
Furnace Repair
Serves Middletown, Delaware
(14)
"Kevin Tally and his crew replaced my old oil burner and air conditioner with a high efficiency modern gas burner and heat pump system. All work was preformed on time and as promised. His crew cleaned up and removed all the old equipment. I could not be more pleased with the work. I highly recomme...Read more about TALLEY Services, Inc.
"Kevin Tally and his crew replaced my old oil burner and air conditioner with a high efficiency modern gas burner and heat pump system. All work was preformed on time and as promised. His crew cleaned up and removed all the old equipment. I could not be more pleased with the work. I highly recomme...Read more about TALLEY Services, Inc.
Porch Pro Headshot Plumbarama Co Inc
Furnace Repair
Serves Middletown, Delaware
(23)
Since 1986 Plumbarama Co. Inc. has been serving the greater Bucks County area and beyond. We are a family owned and operated business with an expert, reliable, crew that prides themselves on delivering fast, professional service you can depend on. All calls are answered and appointments scheduled pr...Read more about Plumbarama Co Inc
Since 1986 Plumbarama Co. Inc. has been serving the greater Bucks County area and beyond. We are a family owned and operated business with an expert, reliable, crew that prides themselves on delivering fast, professional service you can depend on. All calls are answered and appointments scheduled pr...Read more about Plumbarama Co Inc
Porch Pro Headshot Aire Serv of Middletown
Furnace Repair
Serves Middletown, Delaware
(113)
Middletown Air Conditioning & Heating Service
Middletown Air Conditioning & Heating Service
Porch Pro Headshot Delta Heating & Air Conditioning
Furnace Repair
Serves Middletown, Delaware
(9)
At Delta Heating and Air Conditioning, we offer professional heating, air conditioning and indoor air quality services. We have been helping families like yours to live comfortably since 2012 . Our technicians are licensed and trained. No matter what heating, air conditioning or indoor air quality s...Read more about Delta Heating & Air Conditioning
At Delta Heating and Air Conditioning, we offer professional heating, air conditioning and indoor air quality services. We have been helping families like yours to live comfortably since 2012 . Our technicians are licensed and trained. No matter what heating, air conditioning or indoor air quality s...Read more about Delta Heating & Air Conditioning
Porch Pro Headshot Progressive Mechanical Services
Furnace Repair
Serves Middletown, Delaware
Keeping cool in the summer and warm and toasty during winter cold is an important part of maintaining a comfortable home. But in order to keep your home at optimal climate you need your heating and AC systems to be in the best working order. What's more, a properly functioning, modern heating and ai...Read more about Progressive Mechanical Services
Keeping cool in the summer and warm and toasty during winter cold is an important part of maintaining a comfortable home. But in order to keep your home at optimal climate you need your heating and AC systems to be in the best working order. What's more, a properly functioning, modern heating and ai...Read more about Progressive Mechanical 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 Middletown furnace repair services

425136

If you want to be the ring leader for a 3 ring circus and spend your time to find another contractor who is willing to come in behind someone else to clean up a mess look no further. Plan on spending additional thousands of dollars to fix your HVAC issue...

- Jacquelene Smiro
245572

Locally Owned & Operated. Licensed & Insured. Financing Available. Unbeatable Prices.

- Mike Mendick
411607

In 2018, I had the owner of the company visit my home and guarantee that I would be satisfied with the equipment and work. The workers arrived on time and that is the only good thing I can report about Greenway Comfort Solutions. I had to make several fo...

- Chumaine Lewis
422030

Horrible company!!!! I do NOT recommend Greenway Comfort Solutions. They are extremely unprofessional and they deliver shoddy workmanship. They installed our boiler, gas heating system in 2018. It never worked well. In the beginning, it didn’t work at al...

- Anne McHenry
34101

Great service. Polite and knowledgeable contractor

440821

do not use this company. they have no respect for your time. we had a 1pm appointment on 3/31, no show no call. not even a text. poor service

- Michael Mayo
34170

Great company and excellent service.

- Kurt Costello
33841

We are rehabbers and Kevin has been our main HVAC and Plumbing Contractor for several years. He is always prompt, thorough and reasonably priced. He stands behind his work and is easy to deal with.

- Apple Vinegar
34100

Great job. Reliable. Reasonable and competent

138648

Our central air conditioner finally died, and Kevin and Eileen were courteous, professional and friendly. Kevin offered us window units for immediate relief. The crew which installed the new system was neat, willing to answer questions and friendly. And t...

- Terry STERN
33816

Fast service with friendly, professional technicians! Prices are great! It's always a pleasure doing business with Talley Services.

- Omega Medical Center Fleagle

All Heating & Furnace Repair Companies in Middletown, DE

Porch Pro Headshot Aire Serv of The Eastern Shore
Furnace Repair
Serves Middletown, Delaware
(66)
Cooling & Heating Service on The Eastern Shore
Cooling & Heating Service on The Eastern Shore
Porch Pro Headshot ServicePro, LLC
Furnace Repair
Serves Middletown, Delaware
4 years of HVAC installation and repair expertise.
4 years of HVAC installation and repair expertise.
Porch Pro Headshot Subcool Heating & Air
Furnace Repair
Serves Middletown, Delaware
(4)
Porch Pro Headshot AirMAX
Furnace Repair
Serves Middletown, Delaware
(25)
Expert heating and air conditioning contractors.
Expert heating and air conditioning contractors.
Porch Pro Headshot Carrington Heating & Air Conditioning
Furnace Repair
Serves Middletown, Delaware
Porch Pro Headshot Envirotemp
Furnace Repair
Serves Middletown, Delaware
(11)
Porch Pro Headshot Gentle Ben Electric
Furnace Repair
Serves Middletown, Delaware
(14)
Electrician Specialist.
Electrician Specialist.
Porch Pro Headshot Kad mechanical
Furnace Repair
Serves Middletown, Delaware
(8)
Porch Pro Headshot Miller Heating and Cooling, LLC
Furnace Repair
Serves Middletown, Delaware
Porch Pro Headshot Arctic Air Conditioning & Htg
Furnace Repair
Serves Middletown, Delaware
Arctic Air Conditioning & Htg is an HVAC contractor that provides water heater installation, HVAC services, and water line installation as well as other services. They are located in New Castle.
Arctic Air Conditioning & Htg is an HVAC contractor that provides water heater installation, HVAC services, and water line installation as well as other services. They are located in New Castle.
Porch Pro Headshot D & T Heating and Cooling
Furnace Repair
Serves Middletown, Delaware
D & T Heating and Cooling is an HVAC contractor located in Severn. They offer gas appliance connection and furnace maintenance as well as other services.
D & T Heating and Cooling is an HVAC contractor located in Severn. They offer gas appliance connection and furnace maintenance as well as other services.
Porch Pro Headshot Executive Comfort LLC Heating and Cooling
Furnace Repair
Serves Middletown, Delaware
Porch Pro Headshot Jr Fifer heating and air conditioning
Furnace Repair
Serves Middletown, Delaware
Porch Pro Headshot Longbar Heating & Coooling
Furnace Repair
Serves Middletown, Delaware