Top 10 furnace repair services in University City, MO

Porch Pro Headshot Air Excellence
Furnace Repair
Serves University City, Missouri
(374)
Air Excellence Heating & Cooling is one of the leading service providers for your HVAC needs serving the greater St. Louis area. Our company is a local, woman-owned business devoted to serving residential clients throughout the St. Louis area. Our dedication to providing quality service comes all th...Read more about Air Excellence
Air Excellence Heating & Cooling is one of the leading service providers for your HVAC needs serving the greater St. Louis area. Our company is a local, woman-owned business devoted to serving residential clients throughout the St. Louis area. Our dedication to providing quality service comes all th...Read more about Air Excellence
Porch Pro Headshot AnC Heating & Cooling
Furnace Repair
Serves University City, Missouri
(284)
"AnC replaced my mother-board on my furnace and cleaned it for it's yearly maintenance check. They get my repeat business as they are honest, trustworthy,professional, experienced and always make sure the customer is happy. I highly recommend them. I happy so very glad and relieved I finally fou...Read more about AnC Heating & Cooling
"AnC replaced my mother-board on my furnace and cleaned it for it's yearly maintenance check. They get my repeat business as they are honest, trustworthy,professional, experienced and always make sure the customer is happy. I highly recommend them. I happy so very glad and relieved I finally fou...Read more about AnC Heating & Cooling
Porch Pro Headshot Future Aire
Furnace Repair
Serves University City, Missouri
(134)
"Future Aire did an excellent job installing my Carrier Green Speed heat pump and furnace. The installers were prompt, courteous, professional, and did a good job explaining the HVAC system to us. The proposal, written by the owner John VenJohn, provided details on all the component model numbers ...Read more about Future Aire
"Future Aire did an excellent job installing my Carrier Green Speed heat pump and furnace. The installers were prompt, courteous, professional, and did a good job explaining the HVAC system to us. The proposal, written by the owner John VenJohn, provided details on all the component model numbers ...Read more about Future Aire
Porch Pro Headshot Reliable Heating & Cooling
Furnace Repair
Serves University City, Missouri
(100)
If you are looking for a repair company to service your furnace, air conditioner, or water heater, or if you are in search of the right contractor to install an entirely new HVAC system or water heater for your home, then search no further! Reliable Heating & Cooling is committed to providing you wi...Read more about Reliable Heating & Cooling
If you are looking for a repair company to service your furnace, air conditioner, or water heater, or if you are in search of the right contractor to install an entirely new HVAC system or water heater for your home, then search no further! Reliable Heating & Cooling is committed to providing you wi...Read more about Reliable Heating & Cooling
Porch Pro Headshot Viviano Heating & Air Conditioning Inc
Furnace Repair
Serves University City, Missouri
(337)
Porch Pro Headshot R.F. Schraut Heating & Cooling
Furnace Repair
Serves University City, Missouri
(121)
Based out of Saint Louis, Schraut R F Heating & Cooling is an HVAC specialist. Offering services such as ductwork installation, humidifier installation, HVAC installation and other services, them have been in business since 1982. Schraut R F Heating & Cooling is accredited by the Better Business Bur...Read more about R.F. Schraut Heating & Cooling
Based out of Saint Louis, Schraut R F Heating & Cooling is an HVAC specialist. Offering services such as ductwork installation, humidifier installation, HVAC installation and other services, them have been in business since 1982. Schraut R F Heating & Cooling is accredited by the Better Business Bur...Read more about R.F. Schraut Heating & Cooling
Porch Pro Headshot Air-Pro Heating & Air Conditioning Inc
Furnace Repair
Serves University City, Missouri
(24)
Air-Pro Heating & Air Conditioning established in 1993 24 Hour emergency service -Honor most all brands parts warranty -Service agreements -New construction installations (Large custom homes specialist) -Existing home equipment upgrades -Duct leakage testing -Geothermal installation -Heat Pumps Air ...Read more about Air-Pro Heating & Air Conditioning Inc
Air-Pro Heating & Air Conditioning established in 1993 24 Hour emergency service -Honor most all brands parts warranty -Service agreements -New construction installations (Large custom homes specialist) -Existing home equipment upgrades -Duct leakage testing -Geothermal installation -Heat Pumps Air ...Read more about Air-Pro Heating & Air Conditioning Inc
Porch Pro Headshot Epinger Services
Furnace Repair
Serves University City, Missouri
(7)
When your heating or cooling system breaks down, you need an HVAC company you can trust. Come to Epinger Services, serving the greater St. Louis, MO area with dependable heating and cooling repair service. With over 10 years in business, we offer certified HVAC technicians and high quality products ...Read more about Epinger Services
When your heating or cooling system breaks down, you need an HVAC company you can trust. Come to Epinger Services, serving the greater St. Louis, MO area with dependable heating and cooling repair service. With over 10 years in business, we offer certified HVAC technicians and high quality products ...Read more about Epinger Services
Porch Pro Headshot Hively Heating and Cooling, LLC
Furnace Repair
Serves University City, Missouri
(50)
Porch Pro Headshot River Mechanical Service Inc
Furnace Repair
Serves University City, Missouri
(1)
We are a Residential and Commercial Heating and Cooling Company. We provide service and installation on Residential Furnaces, A/C Units, Heat Pumps and Boilers. We Provide Commercial service and installation on package Air Handling Units, Rooftop Units, Air-Cooled Chillers, Water- Cooled Chillers, C...Read more about River Mechanical Service Inc
We are a Residential and Commercial Heating and Cooling Company. We provide service and installation on Residential Furnaces, A/C Units, Heat Pumps and Boilers. We Provide Commercial service and installation on package Air Handling Units, Rooftop Units, Air-Cooled Chillers, Water- Cooled Chillers, C...Read more about River Mechanical Service 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 University City furnace repair services

11489

Their name says it all! Very reliable, always do a great job, and show up when they say the will. Highly recommend!

- Laura Michel
11625

Reliable is, as promised, reliable. They show up promptly, do the work you need give a fair price, and don't try to sell you services or goods you do not need. I would call them first for every HVAC or plumbing need.

- Margaret Wehrenberg
11601

Highly recommend; not only were they "reliable" & courteous, they also cleaned up! I will have them for all my heating and cooling needs.

- Anna Brandt
12538

Reliable is just that, reliable! Fair pricing and sensible repair/replace recommendations. Dependable after hours service. Clean installs. As an apartment manager, I've had PLENTY of experience with this company and many others in the St. Louis area. ...

- Jesse York
11490

Reliable Heating and Cooling is THE BEST! Their customer service is fantastic and they are so knowledgeable and HONEST with their estimates and service calls. I ONLY call Reliable.

- Allison Dolak
11672

There the best and very honest!

- Ralph Frank
11496

thank you for the honest and fast service... I would highly recommend

- justin hurayt
24086

We purchased a new furnace and AC in June of 2015. The level of service was excellent start to finish. John provided great communication, didn't overprice, and delivered everything as promised.

- Mike Lewis
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
23694

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
70961

Fast dependable service people were here and finish the job very fast units working way better than before

- Darrin Jones

All Heating & Furnace Repair Companies in University City, MO

Porch Pro Headshot AllBright Systems 2 LLC
Furnace Repair
Serves University City, Missouri
(13)
AllBright Systems 2 LLC Bethalto, IL, 62010 (618) 401-1390 AllBright Systems 2 LLC offers professional janitorial services in Bethalto, IL. Do not hesitate to contact us right away! Professional Office Cleaning, Carpet Cleaner, Window Cleaning Service, Commercial Cleaning Expert Rosewood Heights IL...Read more about AllBright Systems 2 LLC
AllBright Systems 2 LLC Bethalto, IL, 62010 (618) 401-1390 AllBright Systems 2 LLC offers professional janitorial services in Bethalto, IL. Do not hesitate to contact us right away! Professional Office Cleaning, Carpet Cleaner, Window Cleaning Service, Commercial Cleaning Expert Rosewood Heights IL...Read more about AllBright Systems 2 LLC
Porch Pro Headshot C&G Heating & Cooling
Furnace Repair
Serves University City, Missouri
C&G Heating and Cooling company does both residential and commercial work. We are a Trane Comfort Specialist that specializes in installing high efficient furnace and air conditioners. Call (314) 645-0535 or (636)-394-2700 for all your service needs. We service all brands and we offer free est...Read more about C&G Heating & Cooling
C&G Heating and Cooling company does both residential and commercial work. We are a Trane Comfort Specialist that specializes in installing high efficient furnace and air conditioners. Call (314) 645-0535 or (636)-394-2700 for all your service needs. We service all brands and we offer free est...Read more about C&G Heating & Cooling
Porch Pro Headshot Midwestern Construction Company, Inc.
Furnace Repair
Serves University City, Missouri
Where Customer Service and Quality Workmanship still matter Save Time And Money: We offer a convenience and cost savings few remodeling contractors can match. For example, we buy our cabinetry straight from the manufacturer so there is no middle man - and a cost savings for you. Our team inclu...Read more about Midwestern Construction Company, Inc.
Where Customer Service and Quality Workmanship still matter Save Time And Money: We offer a convenience and cost savings few remodeling contractors can match. For example, we buy our cabinetry straight from the manufacturer so there is no middle man - and a cost savings for you. Our team inclu...Read more about Midwestern Construction Company, Inc.
Porch Pro Headshot T M Weir Heating & Cooling
Furnace Repair
Serves University City, Missouri
Our story of giving customers superior heating and cooling service began in 1983 when Tim and Barbara Weir started repairing family members and friends' HVAC systems out of their garage. News of the Weir's efficiency soon spread and they opened a small shop in town that attracted many local customer...Read more about T M Weir Heating & Cooling
Our story of giving customers superior heating and cooling service began in 1983 when Tim and Barbara Weir started repairing family members and friends' HVAC systems out of their garage. News of the Weir's efficiency soon spread and they opened a small shop in town that attracted many local customer...Read more about T M Weir Heating & Cooling
Porch Pro Headshot Person Hvac LLC.
Furnace Repair
Serves University City, Missouri
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Porch Pro Headshot Fireplace and Grill Center
Furnace Repair
Serves University City, Missouri
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Porch Pro Headshot Rachel Ray's Cleaning Services
Furnace Repair
Serves University City, Missouri
I started Rachel Ray's Cleaning Services at April 2013 when I was motivated by my sister and a lot of people that I'm good at what I'm doing and that I should start my own company. We offer residential house cleaning, slightly commercial cleaning, house cleaning, laundry, office cleaning, warehouse ...Read more about Rachel Ray's Cleaning Services
I started Rachel Ray's Cleaning Services at April 2013 when I was motivated by my sister and a lot of people that I'm good at what I'm doing and that I should start my own company. We offer residential house cleaning, slightly commercial cleaning, house cleaning, laundry, office cleaning, warehouse ...Read more about Rachel Ray's Cleaning Services
Porch Pro Headshot B W Heating & Cooling
Furnace Repair
Serves University City, Missouri
B W Heating & Cooling is an HVAC specialist that offers HVAC services, humidifier installation, gas line repair and other services. They are based in Saint Louis.
B W Heating & Cooling is an HVAC specialist that offers HVAC services, humidifier installation, gas line repair and other services. They are based in Saint Louis.
Porch Pro Headshot Test
Furnace Repair
Serves University City, Missouri
Porch Pro Headshot Grand Oaks Heating & Cooling Inc
Furnace Repair
Serves University City, Missouri
Porch Pro Headshot TC Heating and Cooling
Furnace Repair
Serves University City, Missouri
Porch Pro Headshot Rob Works
Furnace Repair
Serves University City, Missouri
Porch Pro Headshot AAA Bargain Appliance
Furnace Repair
Serves University City, Missouri
Porch Pro Headshot Father and Son HVAC
Furnace Repair
Serves University City, Missouri

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Saint Louis 63114
Furnace Repair
Start Date
Within 48 hours
Furnace fuel source
I'm not sure
Furnace problems
It won't turn on or off
When problems started
I'm not sure
Furnace age
I'm not sure
Overland 63114
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
Less than one week ago
Furnace age
10-15 years old
Overland 63114
Furnace Repair
Start Date
Within 48 hours
Furnace fuel source
Natural gas
Furnace problems
It won't turn on or off
When problems started
Less than one week ago
Furnace age
5-10 years old