Top 10 furnace repair services in Normal, IL

Porch Pro Headshot Mr. Appliance of Bloomington
Furnace Repair
Serves Normal, Illinois
(216)
Expert Appliance Repair Services
Expert Appliance Repair Services
Porch Pro Headshot D.J.'s Painting & Remodeling, Inc.
Furnace Repair
Serves Normal, Illinois
(173)
(309) 452-9643 David Juarez founded DJ's Painting & Remodeling, Inc. in 1991. He began the business while attending Illinois State University after gaining previous painting and management work experience in the Chicago suburbs. The painting company immediately expanded their services to include rem...Read more about D.J.'s Painting & Remodeling, Inc.
(309) 452-9643 David Juarez founded DJ's Painting & Remodeling, Inc. in 1991. He began the business while attending Illinois State University after gaining previous painting and management work experience in the Chicago suburbs. The painting company immediately expanded their services to include rem...Read more about D.J.'s Painting & Remodeling, Inc.
Porch Pro Headshot Morris Heating
Furnace Repair
Serves Normal, Illinois
(30)
"I have been using Bob and his crew now for 4 years. No matter when I call, Bob is willing to make time and help with any problem. The last job I had Morris heating do for me was to install a new furnace and A/C unit. His crew are very professional and know how to get the job done in a timely manne...Read more about Morris Heating
"I have been using Bob and his crew now for 4 years. No matter when I call, Bob is willing to make time and help with any problem. The last job I had Morris heating do for me was to install a new furnace and A/C unit. His crew are very professional and know how to get the job done in a timely manne...Read more about Morris Heating
Porch Pro Headshot Tica Inc
Furnace Repair
Serves Normal, Illinois
(76)
Through competitive pricing, quality workmanship, good service and reliability, Tica, Inc. has grown to a company of 35 employees. Tica is not only the largest volume heating and air conditioning contractor in Decatur, but also Trane Company's largest dealer in an area that covers all of Central an...Read more about Tica Inc
Through competitive pricing, quality workmanship, good service and reliability, Tica, Inc. has grown to a company of 35 employees. Tica is not only the largest volume heating and air conditioning contractor in Decatur, but also Trane Company's largest dealer in an area that covers all of Central an...Read more about Tica Inc
Porch Pro Headshot T&A Installation Services
Furnace Repair
Serves Normal, Illinois
(5)
T&A Installation Services provides appliance installation, appliance repair, LP conversions, gas installs, general plumbing and electric, and handyman services. We also provide haul away of old appliances at no additional cost.
T&A Installation Services provides appliance installation, appliance repair, LP conversions, gas installs, general plumbing and electric, and handyman services. We also provide haul away of old appliances at no additional cost.
Porch Pro Headshot River Mechanical Service Inc
Furnace Repair
Serves Normal, Illinois
(1)
"Your installer was on time and completed the A/C installation on Friday 5/22. He made sure the pad the unit set on was just right and his attitude was professional but friendly. Most of all, it was his commitment to quality and thoroughness that really set him apart. As the installation was win...Read more about River Mechanical Service Inc
"Your installer was on time and completed the A/C installation on Friday 5/22. He made sure the pad the unit set on was just right and his attitude was professional but friendly. Most of all, it was his commitment to quality and thoroughness that really set him apart. As the installation was win...Read more about River Mechanical Service Inc
Porch Pro Headshot Custom Air Company
Furnace Repair
Serves Normal, Illinois
(47)
When you need service on your heating and cooling systems, or have to replace current equipment, we provide reliable products, expert knowledge and timely 24 hour emergency service. For the last two decades, Custom Air Company has treated our customers exactly how we would want to be treated with f...Read more about Custom Air Company
When you need service on your heating and cooling systems, or have to replace current equipment, we provide reliable products, expert knowledge and timely 24 hour emergency service. For the last two decades, Custom Air Company has treated our customers exactly how we would want to be treated with f...Read more about Custom Air Company
Porch Pro Headshot Mr. Appliance of East Peoria
Furnace Repair
Serves Normal, Illinois
(8)
Expert Appliance Repair Services
Expert Appliance Repair Services
Porch Pro Headshot Aire Serv of Bloomington
Furnace Repair
Serves Normal, Illinois
(3)
Porch Pro Headshot Tarter Brothers Mechanical Inc
Furnace Repair
Serves Normal, Illinois
(50)

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 Normal furnace repair services

93732

Is NOT BBB Accredited according to the BBB web site. I do not see his Plumbing License displayed anywhere on this site, which is required by Illinois State Law.

- Steven Wagner
324175

This felt like a bait and switch so be careful when you have them come out. I was told the $89 service charge would be applied to my bill, but when they came out they charged me $287 to replace a igniter. They never told me how much it was going to be be...

- Frank Lockenour
23695

Your installer was on time and completed the A/C installation on Friday 5/22. He made sure the pad the unit set on was just right and his attitude was professional but friendly. Most of all, it was his commitment to quality and thoroughness that really...

- Bob Creel
11558

I was able to call him on Christmas Eve at 10:30pm, for my dad's furnace. He was able to step me through the troubleshooting process to diagnosis the problem. He met me the next day (Christmas Day) and repaired the furnace. The cost and timing of the repa...

- Linda Dellinger Taylor
12881

Bob is very knowledgeable, prompt and has been a great resource over the years. He installed a very high efficiency furnace for me personally several years ago and I have recommended him to all of my clients ever since. As a Realtor, it is important for...

- Nick Bruesch
11802

Regardless of the time or the day, I always rely on Bob Morris for my HVAC system, let it be installation or repair. I wouldn't trust anyone else.

- Vamsi Pegatraju
12247

These guys are very professional,reliable and I would recommend them to all my friends and family..They also have a wonderful crew doing the duct cleaning service.Darren Benassi from Pekin

- Darren Benassi
11603

Morris Heating and AC is very professional. They serviced my furnace the same day. The service was great and they were reasonable in price. I would recommend them to all my family and friends.

- Kimberly Wyatt
11563

Morris heating and ac gave me great service at a great price! very professional, we had a new furnace installed and then had them install a furnace in my sons house an air conditioner in my other sons house a furnace in my brother in laws and all of the...

- Larry N Jo Jones
12934

Had a bower motor go out on my furnace and could't get the part anywhere. Called up Morris hvac and he had the part that nobody else had and had it installed in a few hours. Morris HVAC is the go to hvac repair company in my area thanks to his price and s...

- l Jackson
13749

Finding Bob Morris was like winning the lottery. He has done many things for me, including installing a new furnace and cleaning my air ducts. His focus on customer satisfaction is amazing. He is a man of utmost integrity, and I highly recommend him. ...

- Kevin Thornberry
11747

I have used Morris Heating for 5 yrs now. We have rental houses. He has installed 3 furnaces, 4 air conditioners and a power vent water heater, and several service calls along the way. Dependable service at reasonable prices. Very detailed in his work an...

- Jay Hodge

All Heating & Furnace Repair Companies in Normal, IL

Porch Pro Headshot D & R Electrical Inc
Furnace Repair
Serves Normal, Illinois
Our Mission: Knowledge, Experience & Quality are key essentials to every service we perform. Our customers receive the highest level of quality plumbing, heating, electrical, and air conditioning services at fair and competitive prices. Our company has kept this one simple rule: Numbers do not de...Read more about D & R Electrical Inc
Our Mission: Knowledge, Experience & Quality are key essentials to every service we perform. Our customers receive the highest level of quality plumbing, heating, electrical, and air conditioning services at fair and competitive prices. Our company has kept this one simple rule: Numbers do not de...Read more about D & R Electrical Inc
Porch Pro Headshot Service Pro Network LLC
Furnace Repair
Serves Normal, Illinois
Service Pro Network, LLC is a network of technicians that provide professional on-site repair and assembly service for fitness equipment, and more. Our courteous, qualified technicians provide great service and always put the customer first. Please contact us if you need service or have questions. ...Read more about Service Pro Network LLC
Service Pro Network, LLC is a network of technicians that provide professional on-site repair and assembly service for fitness equipment, and more. Our courteous, qualified technicians provide great service and always put the customer first. Please contact us if you need service or have questions. ...Read more about Service Pro Network LLC
Porch Pro Headshot Hawkey Heating and Cooling
Furnace Repair
Serves Normal, Illinois
(1)
Porch Pro Headshot Tallon Heating and Cooling
Furnace Repair
Serves Normal, Illinois
Tallon Heating & Cooling is an HVAC company from Heyworth. They offer services such as HVAC repair, water line installation and other services.
Tallon Heating & Cooling is an HVAC company from Heyworth. They offer services such as HVAC repair, water line installation and other services.
Porch Pro Headshot Bratcher Comfort
Furnace Repair
Serves Normal, Illinois

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Bloomington 61701
Furnace Repair
Start Date
Within 48 hours
Item to repair
Furnace
Furnace fuel source
Natural gas
Furnace problems
water leak
When problems started
Less than one week ago
Furnace age
15-20 years old
Bloomington 61704
Furnace Repair
Start Date
Within a week
Type of project
Repair, maintenance or cleaning
Repair, maintenance or cleaning project
Heating and cooling system repair
Item to repair
Furnace
Furnace fuel source
Electric
Furnace problems
It won't turn on or off
When problems started
Less than one week ago
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