Top 10 furnace repair services in South St. Paul, MN

Porch Pro Headshot Standard Heating & Air Conditioning Inc
Furnace Repair
Serves South St. Paul, Minnesota
(5,192)
Since 1930 Standard Heating & Air Conditioning has earned the trust of more than 475,000 homeowners in the St. Paul and Minneapolis area. We specialize in residential indoor comfort systems including heating, cooling, and indoor air quality. Our technicians are trained to be the best in the business...Read more about Standard Heating & Air Conditioning Inc
Since 1930 Standard Heating & Air Conditioning has earned the trust of more than 475,000 homeowners in the St. Paul and Minneapolis area. We specialize in residential indoor comfort systems including heating, cooling, and indoor air quality. Our technicians are trained to be the best in the business...Read more about Standard Heating & Air Conditioning Inc
Porch Pro Headshot Apollo Heating and Air
Furnace Repair
Serves South St. Paul, Minnesota
(1,547)
Since 1980, it has been the philosophy of Apollo Heating and Air Conditioning to treat each project as though it were our own. Doing our best to offer our customers the best experience possible for their HVAC needs. Our staff is friendly and easy to work with and able to provide the best heating and...Read more about Apollo Heating and Air
Since 1980, it has been the philosophy of Apollo Heating and Air Conditioning to treat each project as though it were our own. Doing our best to offer our customers the best experience possible for their HVAC needs. Our staff is friendly and easy to work with and able to provide the best heating and...Read more about Apollo Heating and Air
Porch Pro Headshot Metro Heating & Cooling
Furnace Repair
Serves South St. Paul, Minnesota
(1,379)
Metro Heating and Cooling, LLC began June 2009 and now possesses over 400 years of combined HVAC and Plumbing experience. Our team of 43 employees are dedicated, fully trained and certified in the residential and commercial heating and air conditioning industries. We aren’t paid based on commission,...Read more about Metro Heating & Cooling
Metro Heating and Cooling, LLC began June 2009 and now possesses over 400 years of combined HVAC and Plumbing experience. Our team of 43 employees are dedicated, fully trained and certified in the residential and commercial heating and air conditioning industries. We aren’t paid based on commission,...Read more about Metro Heating & Cooling
Porch Pro Headshot Aire Serv of East Central Minnesota
Furnace Repair
Serves South St. Paul, Minnesota
(1,319)
Aire Serv of East Central Minnesota
Aire Serv of East Central Minnesota
Porch Pro Headshot Aire Serv of Eden Prairie
Furnace Repair
Serves South St. Paul, Minnesota
(605)
Aire Serv of Eden Prairie
Aire Serv of Eden Prairie
Porch Pro Headshot Comfort By Design, Inc.
Furnace Repair
Serves South St. Paul, Minnesota
(381)
Welcome to Comfort By Design, Inc. “Your Comfort. Your Way™”. Please check our website for our Customer Reviews at www.ComfortByDesign.Net. We are a Wisconsin based, family-owned company that values excellence in the quality of our brands and products, as well as the relationships we've built over...Read more about Comfort By Design, Inc.
Welcome to Comfort By Design, Inc. “Your Comfort. Your Way™”. Please check our website for our Customer Reviews at www.ComfortByDesign.Net. We are a Wisconsin based, family-owned company that values excellence in the quality of our brands and products, as well as the relationships we've built over...Read more about Comfort By Design, Inc.
Porch Pro Headshot Haferman Water Conditioning Inc
Furnace Repair
Serves South St. Paul, Minnesota
Porch Pro Headshot Freedom Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc.
Furnace Repair
Serves South St. Paul, Minnesota
(245)
Freedom Heating & Air Conditioning, located in Minneapolis, is a professional heating, cooling, ventilation and indoor air quality provider. They specialize in residential system installation, replacement, maintenance and service. They are proud memebers of the ACCA and participate it NATE training ...Read more about Freedom Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc.
Freedom Heating & Air Conditioning, located in Minneapolis, is a professional heating, cooling, ventilation and indoor air quality provider. They specialize in residential system installation, replacement, maintenance and service. They are proud memebers of the ACCA and participate it NATE training ...Read more about Freedom Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc.
Porch Pro Headshot Sabre Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning
Furnace Repair
Serves South St. Paul, Minnesota
(89)
Since opening its doors in 1997, Sabre Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning has provided customers and builders in the suburban Twin Cities with a wide range of professional and affordable HVAC and plumbing services. Our team of experts—friendly, NATE-certified service techs, not salesmen—has earned...Read more about Sabre Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning
Since opening its doors in 1997, Sabre Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning has provided customers and builders in the suburban Twin Cities with a wide range of professional and affordable HVAC and plumbing services. Our team of experts—friendly, NATE-certified service techs, not salesmen—has earned...Read more about Sabre Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning
Porch Pro Headshot Yours by Design Heating & Cooling, Inc.
Furnace Repair
Serves South St. Paul, Minnesota
(50)
"The first HVAC business I called delayed, delayed again, then never showed and stopped returning my calls. YBDHC (Dan) showed up on time AND on very short notice and was very knowledgeable. I will be keeping him in mind for any further HVAC calls. "
"The first HVAC business I called delayed, delayed again, then never showed and stopped returning my calls. YBDHC (Dan) showed up on time AND on very short notice and was very knowledgeable. I will be keeping him in mind for any further HVAC calls. "

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 South St. Paul furnace repair services

24250

Dan came at the time he said he'd be there. He diagnosed and fixed the problem quickly. He was always keeping me informed on what he was doing as he was working. He was pleasant and easy to work with. The price for fixing a broken capacitor was excellent....

161544

Metro Heating & Cooling is the best! They work on multiple rental houses and my own home. All of their employees always clean up and do quality installs or repairs at great prices. Metro was a great find after using many others.

- Abdulkader Assad
161549

Terrific work on our furnace repair thank you so much!

- Matthew Peschong
12084

Dan does not come across as a slick salesman but he knows what he is doing and does a good job. I have worked with Dan on numerous projects. (ps...I never give anyone 5 stars)

- john drucker
12318

Dan has been servicing our heating and air conditioning systems for many years. He provides professional, competent and friendly service at a reasonable price. He stands behind his work and consistently provides excellent customer service. I highly rec...

- Mark Schwartz
12176

Did a great job for a great price.

- Jeremy Holm
11924

Honest, dependable, experienced. Did I mention "honest?" A rare attribute nowadays.

11961

my furnace failed on the coldest weekend of the year and Dan went beyond expectations to fix my furnace asap!

11922

He fix my central air quickly for a reasonable price.

- Paul Johnson
353241

Horrible experience with Sabre. Built a home in 2017. Sabre did all my plumbing and heating. When we moved in the AC was not hooked up and they gave us the run around about trying to get a technician out to help. When the condenser line on the furnace sta...

- Ryan Burk
25713

They laid out all of the options and helped us select the best unit for our needs.........no pressure! They did the install two days later, works great.

- Shirley Etheridge

All Heating & Furnace Repair Companies in South St. Paul, MN

Porch Pro Headshot Airic's Heating LLC
Furnace Repair
Serves South St. Paul, Minnesota
When it comes to comfort in your home or business, we know that purchasing a heating and/or cooling system is an important decision. We also know that in today's world, it is important to have an energy efficient furnace and air conditioner in your home or business in order to save money on your hea...Read more about Airic's Heating LLC
When it comes to comfort in your home or business, we know that purchasing a heating and/or cooling system is an important decision. We also know that in today's world, it is important to have an energy efficient furnace and air conditioner in your home or business in order to save money on your hea...Read more about Airic's Heating LLC
Porch Pro Headshot Air Rite Mechanical Systems Inc.
Furnace Repair
Serves South St. Paul, Minnesota
(18)
Air Rite is a family owned and operated business, serving our customers with high quality sales, installs, and service, throughout the twin cities seven county metro. We put our customers first, and we go the extra mile in order to ensure that "we always treat you right!" We offer 24 hour emergency...Read more about Air Rite Mechanical Systems Inc.
Air Rite is a family owned and operated business, serving our customers with high quality sales, installs, and service, throughout the twin cities seven county metro. We put our customers first, and we go the extra mile in order to ensure that "we always treat you right!" We offer 24 hour emergency...Read more about Air Rite Mechanical Systems Inc.
Porch Pro Headshot Rapid Appliance Repair of Plymouth
Furnace Repair
Serves South St. Paul, Minnesota
As a leading appliance repair company, we understand the importance of stellar service. Call (612) 278-2428 or visit us at www.appliancerepair-plymouthmn.com and get free estimate and $20 discount with any repair. We are time efficient and provide a professional service to all those in and near Plym...Read more about Rapid Appliance Repair of Plymouth
As a leading appliance repair company, we understand the importance of stellar service. Call (612) 278-2428 or visit us at www.appliancerepair-plymouthmn.com and get free estimate and $20 discount with any repair. We are time efficient and provide a professional service to all those in and near Plym...Read more about Rapid Appliance Repair of Plymouth
Porch Pro Headshot VOGT Heating, Air Conditioning & Plumbing
Furnace Repair
Serves South St. Paul, Minnesota
Vogt Heating, Air Conditioning and Plumbing, a Minneapolis, MN Plumbing and HVAC Company When you need fast, professional, quality plumbing, heating, and air conditioning services, trust in the expertise of the plumbers and technicians at Vogt Heating, Air Conditioning and Plumbing. We only hire pr...Read more about VOGT Heating, Air Conditioning & Plumbing
Vogt Heating, Air Conditioning and Plumbing, a Minneapolis, MN Plumbing and HVAC Company When you need fast, professional, quality plumbing, heating, and air conditioning services, trust in the expertise of the plumbers and technicians at Vogt Heating, Air Conditioning and Plumbing. We only hire pr...Read more about VOGT Heating, Air Conditioning & Plumbing
Porch Pro Headshot Minneapolis Appliance Repair Pros
Furnace Repair
Serves South St. Paul, Minnesota
(6)
We are an appliance repair company inMinneapolis,MN. We specialize in repairing all major home appliances. Call (612) 225-1960 and get free estimate and $20 discount with any repair. Contact us if you are in the Minneapolis, MN area and your appliance is in need of repair. We will quickly send out a...Read more about Minneapolis Appliance Repair Pros
We are an appliance repair company inMinneapolis,MN. We specialize in repairing all major home appliances. Call (612) 225-1960 and get free estimate and $20 discount with any repair. Contact us if you are in the Minneapolis, MN area and your appliance is in need of repair. We will quickly send out a...Read more about Minneapolis Appliance Repair Pros
Porch Pro Headshot Merit appliance repair
Furnace Repair
Serves South St. Paul, Minnesota
Porch Pro Headshot Viereck Custom Fireplaces
Furnace Repair
Serves South St. Paul, Minnesota
For over 20 years, Viereck Fireplace Sales has furnished homes with the finest quality fireplaces, stoves, chimney systems, and other hearth accessories. See for yourself over 45 burning units. Stop by our showroom in Prior Lake, Minnesota, today.
For over 20 years, Viereck Fireplace Sales has furnished homes with the finest quality fireplaces, stoves, chimney systems, and other hearth accessories. See for yourself over 45 burning units. Stop by our showroom in Prior Lake, Minnesota, today.
Porch Pro Headshot Trent's Mechanical Inc.
Furnace Repair
Serves South St. Paul, Minnesota
Let our experienced and professional plumbers take care of your leaks, clogs, installations, remodels, and repairs. Our number one goal is to leave you feeling happy and confident in our services. We're always willing to listen, and answer any questions you may have.
Let our experienced and professional plumbers take care of your leaks, clogs, installations, remodels, and repairs. Our number one goal is to leave you feeling happy and confident in our services. We're always willing to listen, and answer any questions you may have.
Porch Pro Headshot On Site Companies
Furnace Repair
Serves South St. Paul, Minnesota
(29)
Porch Pro Headshot Lakeville Fireplaces
Furnace Repair
Serves South St. Paul, Minnesota
(9)
Porch Pro Headshot byMark Heating/Cooling & Sheet Metal
Furnace Repair
Serves South St. Paul, Minnesota
Full service HVAC contractor serving the twin cities metro area.
Full service HVAC contractor serving the twin cities metro area.
Porch Pro Headshot S & R Appliance Repair, Inc
Furnace Repair
Serves South St. Paul, Minnesota
We Specialize in- * Air Conditioners-Repair, Service, Tune-ups and Replacement *Furnaces-Repair, Service, Tune-ups, Certifications and Replacement *Appliance-Repair and Installation of; Washers, Dryers, Refrigerators, Freezers, Ranges Ovens, Dishwashers, Garbage Disposals, and Ice Makers *Air Cleane...Read more about S & R Appliance Repair, Inc
We Specialize in- * Air Conditioners-Repair, Service, Tune-ups and Replacement *Furnaces-Repair, Service, Tune-ups, Certifications and Replacement *Appliance-Repair and Installation of; Washers, Dryers, Refrigerators, Freezers, Ranges Ovens, Dishwashers, Garbage Disposals, and Ice Makers *Air Cleane...Read more about S & R Appliance Repair, Inc
Porch Pro Headshot M & K Electric Inc
Furnace Repair
Serves South St. Paul, Minnesota
We are a family owned company, in business since 1988. Our company is licensed, bonded, insured and also members of the Minnesota Electrical Association. No job is too large or too small, and we love a challenge. Call us today.
We are a family owned company, in business since 1988. Our company is licensed, bonded, insured and also members of the Minnesota Electrical Association. No job is too large or too small, and we love a challenge. Call us today.
Porch Pro Headshot Gruber’s Heating & Cooling
Furnace Repair
Serves South St. Paul, Minnesota

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Furnace Repair
Start Date
Within 48 hours
Furnace fuel source
Natural gas
Furnace problems
System keeps cycling on and off, Low or no heat in all areas
When problems started
Less than one week ago
Furnace age
More than 20 years old