Top 10 furnace repair services in Millbrae, CA

Porch Pro Headshot Fast Water Heater
Furnace Repair
Serves Millbrae, California
(1,470)
Fast Water Heater Company provides expert installation and repair of hot water heaters in Northern California, in San Francisco, the Bay Area and San Jose. We have been in business since 1985, with hundreds of thousands of satisfied water heater customers. All of our technicians are company employee...Read more about Fast Water Heater
Fast Water Heater Company provides expert installation and repair of hot water heaters in Northern California, in San Francisco, the Bay Area and San Jose. We have been in business since 1985, with hundreds of thousands of satisfied water heater customers. All of our technicians are company employee...Read more about Fast Water Heater
Porch Pro Headshot Fast Water Heater
Furnace Repair
Serves Millbrae, California
(920)
Fast Water Heater Company provides expert installation and repair of hot water heaters in Northern California, in San Francisco, the Bay Area and San Jose. We have been in business since 1985, with hundreds of thousands of satisfied water heater customers. All of our technicians are company employee...Read more about Fast Water Heater
Fast Water Heater Company provides expert installation and repair of hot water heaters in Northern California, in San Francisco, the Bay Area and San Jose. We have been in business since 1985, with hundreds of thousands of satisfied water heater customers. All of our technicians are company employee...Read more about Fast Water Heater
Porch Pro Headshot Air Duct Cleaning San Mateo
Furnace Repair
Serves Millbrae, California
(626)
Air duct cleaning service based in San Mateo, California deals with ventilation and exhaust systems. Expert in many areas from HVAC unit repair to general air sweep.
Air duct cleaning service based in San Mateo, California deals with ventilation and exhaust systems. Expert in many areas from HVAC unit repair to general air sweep.
Porch Pro Headshot Air Duct Cleaning
Furnace Repair
Serves Millbrae, California
(577)
Guaranteed the best air duct cleaning company in Mill Valley, California. Offers specific to most general air duct services such as restaurant dryer vent Cleaning, ac repairs and many more.
Guaranteed the best air duct cleaning company in Mill Valley, California. Offers specific to most general air duct services such as restaurant dryer vent Cleaning, ac repairs and many more.
Porch Pro Headshot Appliance Repair Heroes
Furnace Repair
Serves Millbrae, California
(300)
At Appliance Repair Heroes, our goal is to provide professional, reliable and dependable service to our customers with the most reasonable rates in the industry. We service all major in home and outdoor appliances including: washer, dryer, ranges, cook top, oven, microwave, hoods, dishwasher, gar...Read more about Appliance Repair Heroes
At Appliance Repair Heroes, our goal is to provide professional, reliable and dependable service to our customers with the most reasonable rates in the industry. We service all major in home and outdoor appliances including: washer, dryer, ranges, cook top, oven, microwave, hoods, dishwasher, gar...Read more about Appliance Repair Heroes
Porch Pro Headshot Atlas Heating & Ventilating Co.
Furnace Repair
Serves Millbrae, California
As the oldest heating and ventilating company in the Bay Area (founded in 1908), Atlas has been as much a part of San Francisco as the cable cars and Golden Gate Bridge, helping to rebuild the City after the 1906 earthquake. Atlas' history is a veritable history of the furnace itself. In 1908, most...Read more about Atlas Heating & Ventilating Co.
As the oldest heating and ventilating company in the Bay Area (founded in 1908), Atlas has been as much a part of San Francisco as the cable cars and Golden Gate Bridge, helping to rebuild the City after the 1906 earthquake. Atlas' history is a veritable history of the furnace itself. In 1908, most...Read more about Atlas Heating & Ventilating Co.
Porch Pro Headshot Five Star Cooling
Furnace Repair
Serves Millbrae, California
Whether you’re rushing to get out the door in the morning or you and your family are returning to your home at the end of a long day, a comfortable and reliable home is an absolute must for a happy family. That’s why we at Five Star Cooling worked hard to gather the most knowledgeable, versatile, an...Read more about Five Star Cooling
Whether you’re rushing to get out the door in the morning or you and your family are returning to your home at the end of a long day, a comfortable and reliable home is an absolute must for a happy family. That’s why we at Five Star Cooling worked hard to gather the most knowledgeable, versatile, an...Read more about Five Star Cooling
Porch Pro Headshot Think Home Services HVAC
Furnace Repair
Serves Millbrae, California
(13)
Think Home Services was founded with the intention to serve the community with integrity, exceptional service, and quality products. We value all of our customers concerns and ideas and encourage partnerships with local, national, and global nonprofits that focus on mentoring, training, and equippin...Read more about Think Home Services HVAC
Think Home Services was founded with the intention to serve the community with integrity, exceptional service, and quality products. We value all of our customers concerns and ideas and encourage partnerships with local, national, and global nonprofits that focus on mentoring, training, and equippin...Read more about Think Home Services HVAC
Porch Pro Headshot Behr Plumbing Service
Furnace Repair
Serves Millbrae, California
Based in Redwood City, Behr Plumbing Service is ready to meet the needs of the Peninsula homeowner and housing professional from basic faucet, sink, and bathroom repairs to tankless water heater, regular water heater, and gas line repair and installation. We repair, install, and consult on individua...Read more about Behr Plumbing Service
Based in Redwood City, Behr Plumbing Service is ready to meet the needs of the Peninsula homeowner and housing professional from basic faucet, sink, and bathroom repairs to tankless water heater, regular water heater, and gas line repair and installation. We repair, install, and consult on individua...Read more about Behr Plumbing Service
Porch Pro Headshot Bartlett Heating & Air Conditioning
Furnace Repair
Serves Millbrae, California
(138)
Based in San Jose, Bartlett Heating & Air Conditioning is an HVAC specialist. Providing water line installation and HVAC inspection as well as other services, they started in 2000.
Based in San Jose, Bartlett Heating & Air Conditioning is an HVAC specialist. Providing water line installation and HVAC inspection as well as other services, they started in 2000.

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 Millbrae furnace repair services

36754

We were searching for air duct companies. We wanted to clean the dryer vents, air ducts and the HVAC parts and were ready to pay for any air duct repairs, too. My wife was about to give birth and we wanted to prepare the house. This company stole our hear...

36752

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...

36760

I am really happy with this air duct cleaning company. We wanted to clean the dryer vent and get a price for duct cleaning. We asked some air duct companies but preferred to work with this particular company because the guy took the time to answer our que...

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 ...

93056

Perfect work Outstanding workand fair prices. We were very happy we found this company. Perfect work and great service! We are also very happy with the price. Thank you!

- carl barnett
54415

I only just got married and took a mortgage. Don’t make the same mistake! There are so many costs, it is unbelievable. One of them was of cleaning the air duct. Your cleaner did a great job though. Thanks.

- Sue Doughty
63576

I chose this company because of the affordable rate. The technician did his job on time and the end result was perfect. I can really feel the difference in the air my HVAC system lets out.

- Mary Heinz

All Heating & Furnace Repair Companies in Millbrae, CA

Porch Pro Headshot Air Duct Cleaning Corte Madera
Furnace Repair
Serves Millbrae, California
(3)
"We moved in this home just a couple of months ago and we did not have much of an idea that we had to call the air duct cleaning service. However, a friend advised us to call the professionals to improve the indoor air quality home so we did it. And, oh, my, what a great idea that was! "
"We moved in this home just a couple of months ago and we did not have much of an idea that we had to call the air duct cleaning service. However, a friend advised us to call the professionals to improve the indoor air quality home so we did it. And, oh, my, what a great idea that was! "
Porch Pro Headshot JEM Appliance Service & Repair
Furnace Repair
Serves Millbrae, California
We provide residential appliance repair services for all kinds of household appliances. Our experts come to your site to provide you with a quote fixing your appliance. We offer prompt responses and emergency services to repair your appliances as soon as possible.
We provide residential appliance repair services for all kinds of household appliances. Our experts come to your site to provide you with a quote fixing your appliance. We offer prompt responses and emergency services to repair your appliances as soon as possible.
Porch Pro Headshot Air Duct Cleaning Burlingame
Furnace Repair
Serves Millbrae, California
(1)
Air duct cleaning service situated in Burlingame, California. Get high quality dryer vents cleaning, maintenance, repair, installations and more that your money deserves.
Air duct cleaning service situated in Burlingame, California. Get high quality dryer vents cleaning, maintenance, repair, installations and more that your money deserves.
Porch Pro Headshot Air Duct Cleaning Albany
Furnace Repair
Serves Millbrae, California
(1)
Affordable air duct cleaning service using the latest and most advanced cleaning tools and techniques. Dryer Vent Air System Cleaning and related services situated in Albany, California.
Affordable air duct cleaning service using the latest and most advanced cleaning tools and techniques. Dryer Vent Air System Cleaning and related services situated in Albany, California.
Porch Pro Headshot USA Direct building Maintenance
Furnace Repair
Serves Millbrae, California
USA Direct Cleaning's crew is located in Burlingame, CA. Our janitorial services are the most professional in the area. Call us- (650) 533-4016. Warehouse, Storage, Windows and Carpets Painting, Power Washing, Window Cleaning, Floor Waxing,storage warehouse,auto dealership Hillsborough,CA Janitorial...Read more about USA Direct building Maintenance
USA Direct Cleaning's crew is located in Burlingame, CA. Our janitorial services are the most professional in the area. Call us- (650) 533-4016. Warehouse, Storage, Windows and Carpets Painting, Power Washing, Window Cleaning, Floor Waxing,storage warehouse,auto dealership Hillsborough,CA Janitorial...Read more about USA Direct building Maintenance
Porch Pro Headshot Ameritalia LLC
Furnace Repair
Serves Millbrae, 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 AFFORDABLE HEATING AND AIRCONDITIONING
Furnace Repair
Serves Millbrae, California
HEATING AND AIR CONDITIONING , SALE,REPAIR , SERVICE MAINTENANCE ,
HEATING AND AIR CONDITIONING , SALE,REPAIR , SERVICE MAINTENANCE ,
Porch Pro Headshot AMEN ELECTRIC INC
Furnace Repair
Serves Millbrae, California
Based out of San Mateo, Amen Electric is an HVAC contractor that offers over 2 decades of experience and provides HVAC installation, air conditioning maintenance, gas leak detection and other services. In June of 2011, they finished a water heater install in the Sugarloaf neighborhood using a permit...Read more about AMEN ELECTRIC INC
Based out of San Mateo, Amen Electric is an HVAC contractor that offers over 2 decades of experience and provides HVAC installation, air conditioning maintenance, gas leak detection and other services. In June of 2011, they finished a water heater install in the Sugarloaf neighborhood using a permit...Read more about AMEN ELECTRIC INC
Porch Pro Headshot SM Value Appliance Servise , Inc & HVAC
Furnace Repair
Serves Millbrae, California
Porch Pro Headshot Air and Plumbing
Furnace Repair
Serves Millbrae, California
Porch Pro Headshot Accurate Construction
Furnace Repair
Serves Millbrae, California
Porch Pro Headshot Zazie
Furnace Repair
Serves Millbrae, California
Porch Pro Headshot Oren's Services, A Partnership
Furnace Repair
Serves Millbrae, California
Porch Pro Headshot ML Solar LLC
Furnace Repair
Serves Millbrae, California