Top 10 furnace repair services in Urbandale, IA

Porch Pro Headshot Golden Rule Plumbing, Heating & Cooling
Furnace Repair
Serves Urbandale, Iowa
(5,888)
Golden Rule Plumbing, Heating & Cooling has established themselves as one of the top plumbing and HVAC contractors in the greater Des Moines, IA area. To learn more about their professional HVAC services, emergency plumbing repair, and energy efficiency solutions, contact them right away.
Golden Rule Plumbing, Heating & Cooling has established themselves as one of the top plumbing and HVAC contractors in the greater Des Moines, IA area. To learn more about their professional HVAC services, emergency plumbing repair, and energy efficiency solutions, contact them right away.
Porch Pro Headshot Golden Rule Plumbing, Heating & Cooling
Furnace Repair
Serves Urbandale, Iowa
(5,873)
Looking for a plumbing or HVAC company that will treat you with respect and complete the work effectively? Look no further than Golden Rule Plumbing, Heating & Cooling. They obey the rules to live by and treat their customers the way they would want to be treated. That means their technicians go abo...Read more about Golden Rule Plumbing, Heating & Cooling
Looking for a plumbing or HVAC company that will treat you with respect and complete the work effectively? Look no further than Golden Rule Plumbing, Heating & Cooling. They obey the rules to live by and treat their customers the way they would want to be treated. That means their technicians go abo...Read more about Golden Rule Plumbing, Heating & Cooling
Porch Pro Headshot Holt Plumbing & Heating Inc
Furnace Repair
Serves Urbandale, Iowa
(989)
"We have had Holt Pumping & Heating Service our Air Conditioner Unit & Furance service times and both time did a very good job. They even came out on a Saturday to repair our Furance which had been out of service for a couple days of days. We now have a contact with them and& things on going very ...Read more about Holt Plumbing & Heating Inc
"We have had Holt Pumping & Heating Service our Air Conditioner Unit & Furance service times and both time did a very good job. They even came out on a Saturday to repair our Furance which had been out of service for a couple days of days. We now have a contact with them and& things on going very ...Read more about Holt Plumbing & Heating Inc
Porch Pro Headshot Baxter Comfort Solutions
Furnace Repair
Serves Urbandale, Iowa
(781)
If you are looking for a contractor to meet all your plumbing, heating, and cooling needs, you’ve come to the right people! Baxter Comfort Solutions has a long history of providing top quality service to the area.
If you are looking for a contractor to meet all your plumbing, heating, and cooling needs, you’ve come to the right people! Baxter Comfort Solutions has a long history of providing top quality service to the area.
Porch Pro Headshot Des Moines Comfort, Inc.
Furnace Repair
Serves Urbandale, Iowa
(559)
At Des Moines Comfort we strive to meet your needs and exceed your expectations. Whether you are looking to install a new HVAC system or would like service on an existing product, we are here for you. Our team of highly trained professionals seek quality and integrity before, during, and after the p...Read more about Des Moines Comfort, Inc.
At Des Moines Comfort we strive to meet your needs and exceed your expectations. Whether you are looking to install a new HVAC system or would like service on an existing product, we are here for you. Our team of highly trained professionals seek quality and integrity before, during, and after the p...Read more about Des Moines Comfort, Inc.
Porch Pro Headshot Advanced Air Mechanical Inc
Furnace Repair
Serves Urbandale, Iowa
(647)
Located in West Des Moines and established in 2001, Advanced Air Mechanical is an HVAC contractor that provides ductwork installation, attic ventilation, humidifier installation, and gas pipe installation.
Located in West Des Moines and established in 2001, Advanced Air Mechanical is an HVAC contractor that provides ductwork installation, attic ventilation, humidifier installation, and gas pipe installation.
Porch Pro Headshot Connett Services
Furnace Repair
Serves Urbandale, Iowa
(423)
Keep cool and stay warm with heating and air conditioning services that get you comfortable fast. Connett Services in Des Moines, Iowa, offers air conditioning repair and replacement, and furnace repair and replacement services. Certified by the North American Technician Excellence and licensed by ...Read more about Connett Services
Keep cool and stay warm with heating and air conditioning services that get you comfortable fast. Connett Services in Des Moines, Iowa, offers air conditioning repair and replacement, and furnace repair and replacement services. Certified by the North American Technician Excellence and licensed by ...Read more about Connett Services
Porch Pro Headshot 72 Degrees Comfort Company
Furnace Repair
Serves Urbandale, Iowa
(452)
72 Degrees is your Heating, Cooling, Geothermal & Electrical expert! Our team of highly trained and certified technicians will deliver the very best service and offer the highest quality products for air conditioning, heating and all of your electrical needs. 72 Degrees Comfort Company is accredited...Read more about 72 Degrees Comfort Company
72 Degrees is your Heating, Cooling, Geothermal & Electrical expert! Our team of highly trained and certified technicians will deliver the very best service and offer the highest quality products for air conditioning, heating and all of your electrical needs. 72 Degrees Comfort Company is accredited...Read more about 72 Degrees Comfort Company
Porch Pro Headshot Mr. Appliance of Urbandale
Furnace Repair
Serves Urbandale, Iowa
(160)
Porch Pro Headshot HOODZ of Central Iowa
Furnace Repair
Serves Urbandale, Iowa
(14)
A properly cleaned kitchen exhaust system means cleaning beyond what you can see. Grease travels throughout the entire exhaust system. Poor ventilation of grease and the failure to adequately clean it can contribute to the rapid spread of fire. Ensure you are in compliance while reducing your risk o...Read more about HOODZ of Central Iowa
A properly cleaned kitchen exhaust system means cleaning beyond what you can see. Grease travels throughout the entire exhaust system. Poor ventilation of grease and the failure to adequately clean it can contribute to the rapid spread of fire. Ensure you are in compliance while reducing your risk o...Read more about HOODZ of Central Iowa

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 Urbandale furnace repair services

100652

Justin & Ben were on time, worked quickly and quietly and answered my question. As always Holt does of great job.

- Janis Mathias
69901

My AC was not cooling,the fan was running,the temp was 78 and I keep the thermostat at 70. I called last night at about 9:30 p.m. when I got home and spoke with Myla. I asked for a tec after 4:00 today(09-13-16) and she said someone would call me and let...

- Clara Wyatt
100270

We had our first semi annual geo thermal heat and air conditioning maintenance. He cleaned lots of dirt that should have been caught by the company that we had previously. He found several problems that we should have repaired and he will be give us quo...

- Linda Ulrick
101863

James was here this morning to do some follow up work on our geo thermal system. We are again very impressed with his work and expect him back in March to do further work to update our system - Thank you very much

- Linda Ulrick
133083

We had our basement redone and Mark did an excellent job. He was friendly and efficient. We would recommend Holt to anyone.

- Jeri Butler
113590

We had Chuck & Matt out to do some repairs on our garage ceiling and dryer vent hook up. They were very prompt, polite and did a great job. They took the time to review everything they did including pictures up in the rafters. We have some others proje...

- Beckie Grenier
413659

I was directed to Connett services by my Home Warranty because my Furnace stopped working. Connett service sent a tech over to look at it and he recommended we get a new furnace which is fine because ours is very old. After the technician left, i was told...

- ivan ortega
317281

Connett services was sent through Hsa home warranty to fix my central air conditioning system. I still do not have working air conditioning. I contacted my home warranty company Hsa on 8/26/2020 because my central air was not cooling the house. They sent ...

- Jesse Erickson
331657

I had a new hvac installed in 2018. For the last two summers I couldn’t understand why there was zero air coming to the second floor. Today had a furnace replaced and was informed that the guy who installed it shoved the coils in a position so that it fit...

- jessica white

All Heating & Furnace Repair Companies in Urbandale, IA

Porch Pro Headshot Fini Conditioned Air
Furnace Repair
Serves Urbandale, Iowa
(7)
Fini Conditioned Air is an HVAC specialist in Des Moines. Providing air duct cleaning, water heater inspection, gas heating and more, they offer 20 years of experience.
Fini Conditioned Air is an HVAC specialist in Des Moines. Providing air duct cleaning, water heater inspection, gas heating and more, they offer 20 years of experience.
Porch Pro Headshot Aire Serv of Cyclone Country
Furnace Repair
Serves Urbandale, Iowa
(33)
Aire Serv of Cyclone Country
Aire Serv of Cyclone Country
Porch Pro Headshot Hoss Heating and Cooling
Furnace Repair
Serves Urbandale, Iowa
Porch Pro Headshot Supreme Comfort Heating & Cooling
Furnace Repair
Serves Urbandale, Iowa
(7)
Porch Pro Headshot Schaal Plumbing, Heating & Cooling
Furnace Repair
Serves Urbandale, Iowa
Schaal Plumbing, Heating & Cooling is a professional plumber & HVAC contractor serving the Des Moines, IA area. We provide heating services and air conditioning services including repairs, replacements, installations and maintenance. Call Schaal Ya'all!
Schaal Plumbing, Heating & Cooling is a professional plumber & HVAC contractor serving the Des Moines, IA area. We provide heating services and air conditioning services including repairs, replacements, installations and maintenance. Call Schaal Ya'all!
Porch Pro Headshot Airtech LLC
Furnace Repair
Serves Urbandale, Iowa
Airtech LLC Lucas, IA, 50151 (641) 316-9885 Airtech LLC is HVAC contractor located in Lucas, IA. We provide hvac services at affordable prices. For more information please do not hesitate to give us a call. Norwood IA; Liberty Center IA; Lacona IA; Melcher-Dallas IA; Liberty IA; HVAC Service, HVAC C...Read more about Airtech LLC
Airtech LLC Lucas, IA, 50151 (641) 316-9885 Airtech LLC is HVAC contractor located in Lucas, IA. We provide hvac services at affordable prices. For more information please do not hesitate to give us a call. Norwood IA; Liberty Center IA; Lacona IA; Melcher-Dallas IA; Liberty IA; HVAC Service, HVAC C...Read more about Airtech LLC
Porch Pro Headshot   City Wide Air Conditioning / 210-584-4578
Furnace Repair
Serves Urbandale, Iowa
Service Repairs and Installation of new A/C & Heat Systems, Residential - Commercial G.L. City-Wide Air-conditioning & Heating of San Antonio, Texas is committed to offer prompt and professional air conditioning services for Texas homeowners without breaking your budget. G.L. City-Wide Air-conditi...Read more about City Wide Air Conditioning / 210-584-4578
Service Repairs and Installation of new A/C & Heat Systems, Residential - Commercial G.L. City-Wide Air-conditioning & Heating of San Antonio, Texas is committed to offer prompt and professional air conditioning services for Texas homeowners without breaking your budget. G.L. City-Wide Air-conditi...Read more about City Wide Air Conditioning / 210-584-4578
Porch Pro Headshot Punelli Heating & Air Condtioning Inc
Furnace Repair
Serves Urbandale, Iowa
Punelli Heating & Air Condtioning Inc offers HVAC services to the Des Moines area. Call us today!
Punelli Heating & Air Condtioning Inc offers HVAC services to the Des Moines area. Call us today!
Porch Pro Headshot Supreme Comfort Heating and Cooling
Furnace Repair
Serves Urbandale, Iowa
Porch Pro Headshot Mr. Appliance of West Des Moines
Furnace Repair
Serves Urbandale, Iowa
Porch Pro Headshot Trezac HVAC
Furnace Repair
Serves Urbandale, Iowa

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