Top 10 furnace repair services in Santa Ana, CA

Porch Pro Headshot Guaranteed Quality Heating and Air
Furnace Repair
Serves Santa Ana, California
(686)
"Our AC was giving us some problems and we checked on Google. We found out Guaranteed Quality Heating and Air through Google search and call them. The person who answered the phone was James and he gave us various options we had. Next day, Steve came to check the AC and after thorough check, h...Read more about Guaranteed Quality Heating and Air
"Our AC was giving us some problems and we checked on Google. We found out Guaranteed Quality Heating and Air through Google search and call them. The person who answered the phone was James and he gave us various options we had. Next day, Steve came to check the AC and after thorough check, h...Read more about Guaranteed Quality Heating and Air
Porch Pro Headshot Air Concepts
Furnace Repair
Serves Santa Ana, California
(367)
Porch Pro Headshot Champion Aire Heating & Air Conditioning
Furnace Repair
Serves Santa Ana, California
(218)
Champion Aire has been a trusted and a professional service HVAC contractor in the HVAC industry ,Experience and expertise both working Commercial and Residential for all air conditioning and heating repairs, installations, maintenance, indoor air quality, duct work, ventilation and filtration need...Read more about Champion Aire Heating & Air Conditioning
Champion Aire has been a trusted and a professional service HVAC contractor in the HVAC industry ,Experience and expertise both working Commercial and Residential for all air conditioning and heating repairs, installations, maintenance, indoor air quality, duct work, ventilation and filtration need...Read more about Champion Aire Heating & Air Conditioning
Porch Pro Headshot SPICER MECHANICAL
Furnace Repair
Serves Santa Ana, California
(120)
Spicer Mechanical provides personalized service for all of our customers' heating and air conditioning needs. You'll notice the difference from the moment we arrive, with our focus on safety, reliability, and expert service.
Spicer Mechanical provides personalized service for all of our customers' heating and air conditioning needs. You'll notice the difference from the moment we arrive, with our focus on safety, reliability, and expert service.
Porch Pro Headshot Specialty Air, Inc.
Furnace Repair
Serves Santa Ana, California
(126)
Specialty Air Inc. specializes in HVAC, air conditioning services for residential homes. The highly trained HVAC technicians are qualified to work on all types of systems, including installation of air conditioner units from all the top-selling brands. You will always receive fast and efficient serv...Read more about Specialty Air, Inc.
Specialty Air Inc. specializes in HVAC, air conditioning services for residential homes. The highly trained HVAC technicians are qualified to work on all types of systems, including installation of air conditioner units from all the top-selling brands. You will always receive fast and efficient serv...Read more about Specialty Air, Inc.
Porch Pro Headshot California Cool Breeze
Furnace Repair
Serves Santa Ana, California
(55)
"I'm very please from his work.. I perches old house and I asked from Christofer to give me an estimate for a new system and he explained to me about the high energy efficiency system. We're very happy from the low electric bill and the fair price."
"I'm very please from his work.. I perches old house and I asked from Christofer to give me an estimate for a new system and he explained to me about the high energy efficiency system. We're very happy from the low electric bill and the fair price."
Porch Pro Headshot Air Duct Cleaning Placentia
Furnace Repair
Serves Santa Ana, California
(40)
"Changing the HVAC air filters didn’t help so I called this air duct cleaning company. The guy worked with precision and removed all the dust and dirt from the surfaces. Now my HVAC system uses much less energy."
"Changing the HVAC air filters didn’t help so I called this air duct cleaning company. The guy worked with precision and removed all the dust and dirt from the surfaces. Now my HVAC system uses much less energy."
Porch Pro Headshot G N C Heating and Air Conditioning
Furnace Repair
Serves Santa Ana, California
(25)
GNC Heating and Air Conditioning has been in business for over 10 years and in that time we've learned a thing or two. We put customers first since we are mainly referrals, there are no major ads, no sales teams pressuring you into sales and not commission biased, we repair what is wrong and don't s...Read more about G N C Heating and Air Conditioning
GNC Heating and Air Conditioning has been in business for over 10 years and in that time we've learned a thing or two. We put customers first since we are mainly referrals, there are no major ads, no sales teams pressuring you into sales and not commission biased, we repair what is wrong and don't s...Read more about G N C Heating and Air Conditioning
Porch Pro Headshot Vigil Air
Furnace Repair
Serves Santa Ana, California
(10)
VigilAir is a family operated business beloved by its customers for providing high quality Heating and Air Conditioning installations at affordable rates. Started in 2005, we have evolved into a well known HVAC service provider in Southern California. At VigilAir, we don't put quantity over qualit...Read more about Vigil Air
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VigilAir is a family operated business beloved by its customers for providing high quality Heating and Air Conditioning installations at affordable rates. Started in 2005, we have evolved into a well known HVAC service provider in Southern California. At VigilAir, we don't put quantity over qualit...Read more about Vigil Air
Porch Pro Headshot Extreme Cooling and Heating
Furnace Repair
Serves Santa Ana, California
(123)
We are a family operating business with 20+ years of expertise in repair and installation. Our main goal is to provide 100% customer satisfaction.
We are a family operating business with 20+ years of expertise in repair and installation. Our main goal is to provide 100% customer satisfaction.

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 Santa Ana furnace repair services

183986

We've used Vigil Air for a ductless mini-split in our first home... and then we had them install central heat and air in our new home! We've recommended them to all our friends and neighbors - a great company! Robert and Susy are awesome.

- Nora Molina
37626

GREAT

- ed kelly
26884

I give him five stars, he was very nice, reasonably priced and he did a superb job.

- Julia VELCI
55467

I found out from my friend that this company does air duct cleaning and I couldn’t be happier! My carpets and bed sheets became dustier and I thought it was time to clean the air ducts. They came on schedule and got to work straight away. The dust is gone...

- Catherine Cantu
4614

I wanted to make sure that the HVAC unit lasts a long time. Fortunately, I hired the best HVAC maintenance specialists to clean the ducts, filter the unit, and fix any damages that were necessary in my home. I can definitely say that they are the best in ...

- Gary Lima
145334

Installed a new system excellent service

- Brent McFarland
90575

Beware Beware Beware this is a rip off off company. The technician tried to rep me off. he wanted to charge $ 600 for an a/c system recharge with 4 pound of Freon. he quoted me a price of $ 125 per pound of Freon, he said they have a minimum Freon amount...

- SEAN AddA
83274

Great company with sincere employees. Thank you Tony and Jannette.

- Dave W
33037

Horrible customer service! Unreliable, didn't call when they couldn't come..... Not reliable at all!!

- Barbara Winchel
22572

Chris did a great job for me. He showed up looking professional, knew what he was talking about and his work was excellent. Would recommend him to anyone!

- Mike Stickley
23674

Experience counts and when it comes to experience Chris cant be beat. Add to that the best customer service out there you just cant go wrong. Had Cool Breeze install my system new from the ground up. It has performed flawless and perfectly matched to my n...

- Robert Herkelrath
22746

I have done a lot of work with this company, they are among the best. Chris is very professional and always willing to answer any questions you may have.

- Ricky Felix

All Heating & Furnace Repair Companies in Santa Ana, CA

Porch Pro Headshot ALL TEMP HEATING & COOLING
Furnace Repair
Serves Santa Ana, California
(10)
"AllTemp Heating and Cooling knew their way around our Servel Absorbtion AC System. We called about a dozen companies before we found Mel and Fernando. They were very knowledgable about the operation and maintenance of our Absorbtion System. Tempertures were hovering in the high 100 degree plus m...Read more about ALL TEMP HEATING & COOLING
"AllTemp Heating and Cooling knew their way around our Servel Absorbtion AC System. We called about a dozen companies before we found Mel and Fernando. They were very knowledgable about the operation and maintenance of our Absorbtion System. Tempertures were hovering in the high 100 degree plus m...Read more about ALL TEMP HEATING & COOLING
Porch Pro Headshot A C Norton Air Cond & Htg
Furnace Repair
Serves Santa Ana, California
(3)
Looking for affordable heating and AC repair and maintenance in Costa Mesa, Tustin, Irvine, Fountain Valley, Newport Beach and Huntington Beach, CA with free estimates? We have the right service for your convenience and satisfaction. At AC Norton Heating & Air Conditioning no more risk will pain you...Read more about A C Norton Air Cond & Htg
Looking for affordable heating and AC repair and maintenance in Costa Mesa, Tustin, Irvine, Fountain Valley, Newport Beach and Huntington Beach, CA with free estimates? We have the right service for your convenience and satisfaction. At AC Norton Heating & Air Conditioning no more risk will pain you...Read more about A C Norton Air Cond & Htg
Porch Pro Headshot Care One Plumbing
Furnace Repair
Serves Santa Ana, California
(48)
Care One Plumbing is Locally Owned & Operated Family Business, that specializes in Service & Repair Plumbing. With over 30 years experience in Residential, Commercial, Historical, Sewer & Drain Cleaning, Medical, Backflow Testing, we have the Plumber for your needs. We Serve the Inland Empire, San G...Read more about Care One Plumbing
Care One Plumbing is Locally Owned & Operated Family Business, that specializes in Service & Repair Plumbing. With over 30 years experience in Residential, Commercial, Historical, Sewer & Drain Cleaning, Medical, Backflow Testing, we have the Plumber for your needs. We Serve the Inland Empire, San G...Read more about Care One Plumbing
Porch Pro Headshot G P Heating & Cooling
Furnace Repair
Serves Santa Ana, California
(10)
At G P Heating & Cooling, we specialize in HVAC services such as repairs, maintenance, and installations for residential and commercial customers. Our goal is to provide you with a comfortable environment all year long, and at a price you can afford. Let our extensive experience work for you. G P ...Read more about G P Heating & Cooling
At G P Heating & Cooling, we specialize in HVAC services such as repairs, maintenance, and installations for residential and commercial customers. Our goal is to provide you with a comfortable environment all year long, and at a price you can afford. Let our extensive experience work for you. G P ...Read more about G P Heating & Cooling
Porch Pro Headshot Talent Air
Furnace Repair
Serves Santa Ana, California
(13)
We would like to introduce our company, Talent Air is a family owned and operated company, with hopes that we may serve your company's Air Conditioning needs. We are a commercial heating, ventilating, and air conditioning contractor with decades of experience. We pride ourselves on the fact we maint...Read more about Talent Air
We would like to introduce our company, Talent Air is a family owned and operated company, with hopes that we may serve your company's Air Conditioning needs. We are a commercial heating, ventilating, and air conditioning contractor with decades of experience. We pride ourselves on the fact we maint...Read more about Talent Air
Porch Pro Headshot Crestline Refrigeration
Furnace Repair
Serves Santa Ana, California
(3)
Crestline Refrigeration is your premier RESIDENTIAL air conditioning & heating service provider in Southern California. We also provide Refrigeration, air conditioning, heating and ventilation service for COMMERCIAL and INDUSTRIAL customers. We offer PROFESSIONAL AFFORDABLE installation, repair an...Read more about Crestline Refrigeration
Crestline Refrigeration is your premier RESIDENTIAL air conditioning & heating service provider in Southern California. We also provide Refrigeration, air conditioning, heating and ventilation service for COMMERCIAL and INDUSTRIAL customers. We offer PROFESSIONAL AFFORDABLE installation, repair an...Read more about Crestline Refrigeration
Porch Pro Headshot Hart Heating & Cooling
Furnace Repair
Serves Santa Ana, California
(90)
Porch Pro Headshot Veteran Air '99 Heating & Cooling
Furnace Repair
Serves Santa Ana, California
(29)
Veteran Air '99 Heating & Cooling provides outstanding value at affordable prices. We specialize in residential service, repair and installation of new equipment. We go the "extra mile" to ensure the job is done correctly because even the best equipment, if poorly installed will not perform well. ...Read more about Veteran Air '99 Heating & Cooling
Veteran Air '99 Heating & Cooling provides outstanding value at affordable prices. We specialize in residential service, repair and installation of new equipment. We go the "extra mile" to ensure the job is done correctly because even the best equipment, if poorly installed will not perform well. ...Read more about Veteran Air '99 Heating & Cooling
Porch Pro Headshot Nadine Refrigeration Services Inc.
Furnace Repair
Serves Santa Ana, California
(2)
We are specialized in Commercial Refrigeration, Walk-in coolers,Walk-in Freezers, reach in coolers , freezers and Ice Machines. Also we do Commercial and residential Air-conditioning service and installation. All brands of Air Conditioning Units repair and installation of most common brands. Ic...Read more about Nadine Refrigeration Services Inc.
We are specialized in Commercial Refrigeration, Walk-in coolers,Walk-in Freezers, reach in coolers , freezers and Ice Machines. Also we do Commercial and residential Air-conditioning service and installation. All brands of Air Conditioning Units repair and installation of most common brands. Ic...Read more about Nadine Refrigeration Services Inc.
Porch Pro Headshot Xpress Heating & Air
Furnace Repair
Serves Santa Ana, California
We pride our company on reliability, great communication, integrity and quality work. We are experts in our HVAC work and will do our best to keep you as educated as we can on your particular task or project. We look forward to working with you.
We pride our company on reliability, great communication, integrity and quality work. We are experts in our HVAC work and will do our best to keep you as educated as we can on your particular task or project. We look forward to working with you.
Porch Pro Headshot Sacred Heat & Cooling Repair
Furnace Repair
Serves Santa Ana, California
Our motto says it all - we keep you cool in the hottest months of the year. Whether you're looking to upgrade your system or need emergency service in a pinch. A list of some of their services include: - Inspection & Maintenance of whole HVAC Systems - Basic & Deep Furnace Cleaning - Dryer Vent Cle...Read more about Sacred Heat & Cooling Repair
Our motto says it all - we keep you cool in the hottest months of the year. Whether you're looking to upgrade your system or need emergency service in a pinch. A list of some of their services include: - Inspection & Maintenance of whole HVAC Systems - Basic & Deep Furnace Cleaning - Dryer Vent Cle...Read more about Sacred Heat & Cooling Repair
Porch Pro Headshot Air Duct Cleaning Orange
Furnace Repair
Serves Santa Ana, California
(54)
Home air duct cleaning ensures a cleaner indoor environemnt through a thorough home air duct cleaning at an affordable price. Situated in California.
Home air duct cleaning ensures a cleaner indoor environemnt through a thorough home air duct cleaning at an affordable price. Situated in California.
Porch Pro Headshot Irvine Appliance Repair Pros
Furnace Repair
Serves Santa Ana, California
Our technicians can be dispatched to you by calling (949) 313-3773 for appliance repair inIrvine,CA. We have a fully trained and well experienced crew who is eager to rectify your appliance repair issues as soon as possible. We've helped hundreds of household or more with our high class, low price...Read more about Irvine Appliance Repair Pros
Our technicians can be dispatched to you by calling (949) 313-3773 for appliance repair inIrvine,CA. We have a fully trained and well experienced crew who is eager to rectify your appliance repair issues as soon as possible. We've helped hundreds of household or more with our high class, low price...Read more about Irvine Appliance Repair Pros
Porch Pro Headshot S & P AIR CONDITIONING AND HEATING
Furnace Repair
Serves Santa Ana, California
Hi, I am calling from S& P air conditioning . I know you have some problems with the air conditioner or refrigeration . Maybe we can help you with that issue , thank you very much.
Hi, I am calling from S& P air conditioning . I know you have some problems with the air conditioner or refrigeration . Maybe we can help you with that issue , thank you very much.