Top 10 furnace repair services in Mishawaka, IN

Porch Pro Headshot A Good Neighbor Heating & Cooling
Furnace Repair
Serves Mishawaka, Indiana
A Good Neighbor is a locale company that serves over 15,000 of your neighbors with a history dating back to 1919. The company is an award winning nationally recognized leader in the residential home comfort industry. see what your neighbors are saying about them at, http://www.agoodneighboronline....Read more about A Good Neighbor Heating & Cooling
A Good Neighbor is a locale company that serves over 15,000 of your neighbors with a history dating back to 1919. The company is an award winning nationally recognized leader in the residential home comfort industry. see what your neighbors are saying about them at, http://www.agoodneighboronline....Read more about A Good Neighbor Heating & Cooling
Porch Pro Headshot Legacy Heating and Air, Inc.
Furnace Repair
Serves Mishawaka, Indiana
(172)
If you are experiencing issues with your air conditioner or heater at your home or business, the trusted team at Legacy Heating and Air, Inc. is ready to help. The family-owned business has been proudly serving Elkhart and the surrounding areas throughout Michiana since 1945, and the company has the...Read more about Legacy Heating and Air, Inc.
If you are experiencing issues with your air conditioner or heater at your home or business, the trusted team at Legacy Heating and Air, Inc. is ready to help. The family-owned business has been proudly serving Elkhart and the surrounding areas throughout Michiana since 1945, and the company has the...Read more about Legacy Heating and Air, Inc.
Porch Pro Headshot Henry Smith Plumbing, Heating & Cooling
Furnace Repair
Serves Mishawaka, Indiana
(113)
"My furnace broke in the late night hours. I have 2 young children and couldn't wait til morning. They sent someone out and within an hour we were all warm again, thanks to this company. Considering I live in Niles, I have to say they couldn't have got here nor fixed my furnace any quicker . Thank y...Read more about Henry Smith Plumbing, Heating & Cooling
"My furnace broke in the late night hours. I have 2 young children and couldn't wait til morning. They sent someone out and within an hour we were all warm again, thanks to this company. Considering I live in Niles, I have to say they couldn't have got here nor fixed my furnace any quicker . Thank y...Read more about Henry Smith Plumbing, Heating & Cooling
Porch Pro Headshot Peregrine Heating & Cooling
Furnace Repair
Serves Mishawaka, Indiana
(58)
We are a Nationally Recognized Award Winning company for customer service, Quality installations and service, longevity and giving back to the community. We are proud to be a family owned business that takes care of it's community with 24/7/365 service. heating service, heating installation, cooling...Read more about Peregrine Heating & Cooling
We are a Nationally Recognized Award Winning company for customer service, Quality installations and service, longevity and giving back to the community. We are proud to be a family owned business that takes care of it's community with 24/7/365 service. heating service, heating installation, cooling...Read more about Peregrine Heating & Cooling
Porch Pro Headshot Dooley Handyman Service
Furnace Repair
Serves Mishawaka, Indiana
(2)
I myself do electrical, framing, drywall and finishing, as well as painting....my partner does heating and cooling, electrical, roofing, framing, drywall and finish, plumbing etc. We do our best to make sure the customer is satisfied and will be a repeat caller. Thank you for taking your time to rea...Read more about Dooley Handyman Service
I myself do electrical, framing, drywall and finishing, as well as painting....my partner does heating and cooling, electrical, roofing, framing, drywall and finish, plumbing etc. We do our best to make sure the customer is satisfied and will be a repeat caller. Thank you for taking your time to rea...Read more about Dooley Handyman Service
Porch Pro Headshot Mr. Appliance of North Central Indiana
Furnace Repair
Serves Mishawaka, Indiana
(140)
Appliance Repairs in Elkhart County
Appliance Repairs in Elkhart County
Porch Pro Headshot I & M Heating Cooling and Appliance
Furnace Repair
Serves Mishawaka, Indiana
(102)
I & M Heating Cooling and Appliance is an HVAC company from South Bend. They have been offering water heater inspection, gas leak detection and more for 33 years. In May 2010, a property owner contracted I & M Heating Cooling and Appliance to do an HVAC install using a permit received from the city ...Read more about I & M Heating Cooling and Appliance
I & M Heating Cooling and Appliance is an HVAC company from South Bend. They have been offering water heater inspection, gas leak detection and more for 33 years. In May 2010, a property owner contracted I & M Heating Cooling and Appliance to do an HVAC install using a permit received from the city ...Read more about I & M Heating Cooling and Appliance
Porch Pro Headshot Huffman Electric LLC
Furnace Repair
Serves Mishawaka, Indiana
(6)
""Conscientious about the work we do for you!"" Been in business for 3 years.
""Conscientious about the work we do for you!"" Been in business for 3 years.
Porch Pro Headshot Great Lakes Heating Air Cond
Furnace Repair
Serves Mishawaka, Indiana
Great Lakes Heating Air Cond, based out of South Bend, is an HVAC contractor. Offering HVAC inspection, water heater installation, air duct cleaning and other services, they offer over 61 years of experience. In July of 2010, Great Lakes Heating Air Cond finished an HVAC installation using a permit ...Read more about Great Lakes Heating Air Cond
Great Lakes Heating Air Cond, based out of South Bend, is an HVAC contractor. Offering HVAC inspection, water heater installation, air duct cleaning and other services, they offer over 61 years of experience. In July of 2010, Great Lakes Heating Air Cond finished an HVAC installation using a permit ...Read more about Great Lakes Heating Air Cond
Porch Pro Headshot Tin Bowman's Shop Inc
Furnace Repair
Serves Mishawaka, Indiana
Bowman's Tin Shop, Inc. is proud to be a family owned and operated business serving the families of Plymouth and surrounding communities since 1986. We began with a focus on residential heating and cooling and quickly became the preferred service provider for several area factories performing heati...Read more about Tin Bowman's Shop Inc
Bowman's Tin Shop, Inc. is proud to be a family owned and operated business serving the families of Plymouth and surrounding communities since 1986. We began with a focus on residential heating and cooling and quickly became the preferred service provider for several area factories performing heati...Read more about Tin Bowman's Shop Inc

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 Mishawaka furnace repair services

406882

I am far from impressed with this organization. I was overcharged for a unit that I did not need and cannot even get a tech to service my unit on-time. My previous unit was sabotaged by a former Henry Smith employee forcing me to have to buy a unit from H...

- Mike Roberts
314484

Hired Henry Smith to install a new tank for my well. Their so called master plumber said everything was working fine and left. One hour later my pump motor burned up because he didn’t let any of the air pressure out of the new tank so it continued to shor...

- George Doi
77054

Had to wait over 2 weeks for an appointment and they did not show. Calling someone else dont waste time with these guys

- Rodney Rupp
79134

I had a water heater issue and contacted Henry Smith and I was very impressed with how prompt their staff was to be able to help me. They had a plumber out within hours . They were so helpful from start to finish. I would recommend this company to everyo...

- Sara Penter
151987

We own a rental property in Elkhart that had a complete AC breakdown during a 100 degree month in May 2018. I contacted 5 different companies only to be told they were either too busy or had no response at all. A friend said they had worked with Henry S...

- Amy Garl
173881

Henry Smith services are beyond wonderful. You could not ask for a better run, great bunch of professionals. Always on time, always in great mood and always do a wonderful job. I cannot recommend them highly enough! C. Dilley

- Cynthia Dilley
441935

Needed furnace replaced and some ducting work done. Andy came out and was very thorough on what needed to be done and explained in detail all work that was to be done. They were done within 2 days. And the two installers took pride in there work. We coul...

- John Holdeman
88370

Very professional people. Have had them for years and wouldn't use anyone else. Service personnel polite and very knowledgeable. Helped us out when we really needed them for an air conditioner problem.

- Bernadette Risius
89065

This company is a total rip off! Charged $661.00 and 4 months later had to call another plumber because this guy obviously doesn't have a clue what he is doing. The other plumber charged $218.00 for the same thing that this guy did!!! He was also sure t...

- Carla Leitch
82850

Nice Guy and hard worker but needs much more experience for big projects such as bathroom remodeling, laying tile, painting,etc. He used subcontractors and obviously did not check references. Both subcontractors did lousy work and quit on him. So far w...

- Debbie Bengel-Vanderford
469606

I hired chadd to build a deck. He seemed a little desperate for the work, by telling me he would honor someone else's estimate, even though he didn't know what I actually wanted to begin with. First red flag was he claimed he did work for a fellow neighb...

- Kim Novak

All Heating & Furnace Repair Companies in Mishawaka, IN

Porch Pro Headshot Mr Appliance of Stevensville
Furnace Repair
Serves Mishawaka, Indiana
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Furnace Repair
Serves Mishawaka, Indiana
Porch Pro Headshot C Parker Heating & Air
Furnace Repair
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Latest projects near Mishawaka

Recent projects booked on Porch
South Bend 46614
Furnace Repair
Start Date
Within 48 hours
Furnace fuel source
Natural gas
Furnace problems
System keeps cycling on and off, The blower motor does not come on. The furnace cycles on and off.
When problems started
Less than one week ago
Furnace age
10-15 years old
South Bend 46613
Furnace Repair
Start Date
Within a week
System Details
Natural Gas •
Heating Manufacturer
Carrier •
Year Manufactured
1988
System Type
Forced Air System
Observations
• It is recommended an HVAC professional further evaluate the HVAC system and make all repairsdeemed necessary.• The heat exchanger was not fully visible and was not inspected as part of the home inspection.• The inspector used a carbon monoxide detector during the inspection and did not detect carbonmonoxide coming from the heat ducts or vent pipe.• The inspector used a combustible gas detector during the inspection and did not detectcombustible gas• The furnace operated at the time of the inspection, however the furnace is older, has some rustingto it. It is likely the furnace is nearing the end of its service life.
Furnace fuel source
Natural gas
Furnace problems
Inconsistent or fluctuating heat, Pilot light continuously goes out, Low or no heat in all areas
When problems started
Less than one week ago
Furnace age
I'm not sure
South Bend 46614
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
A couple of weeks ago
Furnace age
5-10 years old