Top 9 furnace repair services in Owosso, MI

Porch Pro Headshot First Choice Heating & Cooling
Furnace Repair
Serves Owosso, Michigan
(593)
First Choice Heating & Cooling is an HVAC contractor that provides water heater services, air conditioning maintenance, water heater installation, and HVAC installation. They are based in Flint.
First Choice Heating & Cooling is an HVAC contractor that provides water heater services, air conditioning maintenance, water heater installation, and HVAC installation. They are based in Flint.
Porch Pro Headshot Goyette Mechanical
Furnace Repair
Serves Owosso, Michigan
(78)
"Had a furnace installed. From getting an estimate to the installation process, Goyette made the process super easy and friendly. They treat you and your home with respect. Would recommend to everyone. "
"Had a furnace installed. From getting an estimate to the installation process, Goyette made the process super easy and friendly. They treat you and your home with respect. Would recommend to everyone. "
Porch Pro Headshot Fralick & Sons Inc.
Furnace Repair
Serves Owosso, Michigan
(42)
"We recently purchased a furnace/air conditioner from Fralick & Sons. We are very satisfied with these Amana products and their performance. Also the install was a very satisfactory experience with very qualified and friendly installers. "
"We recently purchased a furnace/air conditioner from Fralick & Sons. We are very satisfied with these Amana products and their performance. Also the install was a very satisfactory experience with very qualified and friendly installers. "
Porch Pro Headshot Action Appliance Service
Furnace Repair
Serves Owosso, Michigan
(35)
At Action Appliance Service, we've been solving appliance problems since 1985! Our experts are standing by to help you with everything from refrigerator repair to dryer repair and beyond. Our goal is to put our 30+ years of experience to work to bring you outstanding customer service and efficient r...Read more about Action Appliance Service
At Action Appliance Service, we've been solving appliance problems since 1985! Our experts are standing by to help you with everything from refrigerator repair to dryer repair and beyond. Our goal is to put our 30+ years of experience to work to bring you outstanding customer service and efficient r...Read more about Action Appliance Service
Porch Pro Headshot Ferrigan Heating & Cooling
Furnace Repair
Serves Owosso, Michigan
(8)
Ferrigan Heating & Cooling, established in 2010, is an HVAC company that provides Flint with water heater installation, air conditioning maintenance and more.
Ferrigan Heating & Cooling, established in 2010, is an HVAC company that provides Flint with water heater installation, air conditioning maintenance and more.
Porch Pro Headshot DM Burr Heating & Cooling
Furnace Repair
Serves Owosso, Michigan
(42)
Here at DM Burr we truly care about what we do. Our company works hard to offer our clients with the highest degree of service and expertise. Our dedication to your satisfaction delivers the most complete and lasting comfort solutions for your home or business. Installation Whether your home is in ...Read more about DM Burr Heating & Cooling
Here at DM Burr we truly care about what we do. Our company works hard to offer our clients with the highest degree of service and expertise. Our dedication to your satisfaction delivers the most complete and lasting comfort solutions for your home or business. Installation Whether your home is in ...Read more about DM Burr Heating & Cooling
Porch Pro Headshot Ken Hardin Heating & Cooling
Furnace Repair
Serves Owosso, Michigan
Porch Pro Headshot Bill's After Hours Heating-Cooling
Furnace Repair
Serves Owosso, Michigan
Porch Pro Headshot bryant 4        heating  and  cooling
Furnace Repair
Serves Owosso, Michigan

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 Owosso furnace repair services

337486

Installed a new furnace at a fair price. Even though I was in no hurry as I have wood heat also they were here within a few days and got the job done. I just recommended them to my brother-in-law.

- Carolyn Pfeiffer
176498

Outstanding. Called about noon and talked with Beth about A\C not working. The technicians were out on existing service calls but she would check to see if we could be looked at today. She called me about an hour later and said someone would be there b...

- Chuck Hughes
39027

local caring

- Scott Rathburn
39494

They are fast and do excellent work.

- Todd Esterdahl
139103

We called and left a message when our air containing went out. They got back to us right away. Andy arrived promptly for our scheduled appointment, diagnosed the problem, and repaired it in a short time. He was very friendly and knowledgeable. We have...

- Terri Pickens
185199

Absolutely fantastic. Day after the 4th, (Major Holiday) no air and 85 degrees. They were out within 2 hours, fixed the problem and I was extremely surprised with the charge. I will NEVER use anyone else other then Fralick & Sons.

- cheryl viar
40970

Fralick & Sons helped my wife & I successfully build & occupy a brand new home this past year. They are completely honest, caring, professional and deliver their services on time. You can count on them for all of you heating & cooling needs.

- Brian MacAskill
39418

Dorian is fast and fair priced.they service most brands as well.when I need HVAC service I call Fralic & Sons

- Kirk Todd
131299

They were out within a couple hours of me calling them. Andy was very friendly and professional. He found and fixed the problem in less than half an hour. I would definitely recommend them.

- N Lang
39055

Very reliable and dependable.

- Marsha Dennis
39052

completed our project on time at a competitive price

- Darrel Manning
222851

Very RUDE lady answering the phone!! Wont ever deal with them again

- Keith Timbs

Latest projects near Owosso

Recent projects booked on Porch
Owosso 48867
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
Propane
Furnace problems
Sticky gas valve.
When problems started
A month ago or longer
Furnace age
15-20 years old