Top 3 furnace repair services in Virginia Beach, VA

Porch Pro Headshot House Call Company
(1,158)
At House Call Company, we believe in improving lives by improving homes. It’s just as simple as that. No matter what challenges you may be up against in terms of comfort, you can count on our exceptional technicians to get your home and your residential comfort equipment back on track. We proudly em...Read more about House Call Company
3028 S Military Hwy Ste 780, Chesapeake, VA
757-394-3403
Porch Pro Headshot Air Specialty Heating & Air Conditioning
"Andy Sutter and his crew from www.airspecialtycorp.com did a fantastic job replacing my HVAC system when my old system suddenly died. The ASC installation team was extremely professional they arrived on time (which is rare these days) and did great work. I would recommend them to anyone looking for...Read more about Air Specialty Heating & Air Conditioning
121 E 25th St, Norfolk, VA
757-494-3777
Porch Pro Headshot Smiley's Heating & Cooling Inc.
When You Trust Smiley's... You're Trusting The Best! When you need an HVAC provider, you want an experienced technician with the knowledge to diagnose and repair your problem quickly. Smiley's Heating and Cooling has the best HVAC technicians in town! We offer years of experience and take pride in o...Read more about Smiley's Heating & Cooling Inc.
4825 Portsmouth Blvd, Portsmouth, VA
757-397-3020

More furnace repair services in Virginia Beach, VA

Porch Pro Headshot Dran's Heating & AC
Furnace Repair
Serves Virginia Beach, Virginia
Dran's Heating & AC is the most trusted name in HVAC throughout Hampton Roads and Newport News, VA. Since 2005, we have worked hard at building a reputable name for our company by offering the finest HVAC systems and service to residential and commercial customers. Our fully licensed and insured co...Read more about Dran's Heating & AC
Dran's Heating & AC is the most trusted name in HVAC throughout Hampton Roads and Newport News, VA. Since 2005, we have worked hard at building a reputable name for our company by offering the finest HVAC systems and service to residential and commercial customers. Our fully licensed and insured co...Read more about Dran's Heating & AC
Porch Pro Headshot Synergy Air
Furnace Repair
Serves Virginia Beach, Virginia
(74)
Welcome to Synergy Air, Heating and Cooling specialists serving Virginia Beach, Norfolk, Chesapeake, and Portsmouth in the Hampton Roads region. We believe a good reputation and consistent service are the keys to a successful HVAC business. That's why we never cut corners, recommend unnecessary serv...Read more about Synergy Air
Welcome to Synergy Air, Heating and Cooling specialists serving Virginia Beach, Norfolk, Chesapeake, and Portsmouth in the Hampton Roads region. We believe a good reputation and consistent service are the keys to a successful HVAC business. That's why we never cut corners, recommend unnecessary serv...Read more about Synergy Air
Porch Pro Headshot Energy Pro Heating & Cooling Inc.
Furnace Repair
Serves Virginia Beach, Virginia
(220)
Energy Pro Heating & Cooling was started by Reid and Angie Clements, who love helping people and the environment. With over 16 years of experience in the heating and cooling industry, Reid is a licensed master HVAC mechanic and master gas-fitter. Energy Pro is both licensed and insured to protect ...Read more about Energy Pro Heating & Cooling Inc.
Energy Pro Heating & Cooling was started by Reid and Angie Clements, who love helping people and the environment. With over 16 years of experience in the heating and cooling industry, Reid is a licensed master HVAC mechanic and master gas-fitter. Energy Pro is both licensed and insured to protect ...Read more about Energy Pro Heating & Cooling Inc.
Porch Pro Headshot Brauers Mechanical
Furnace Repair
Serves Virginia Beach, Virginia
(50)
Brauer's Mechanical is a full service heating and air conditiong company to include oil and gas heat, heat pumps, boilers, and hydro air systems. We service the Peninsula, Middle Peninsula, and Northern Neck. We offer complete custom new installations, service contracts, and warranties. At Braue...Read more about Brauers Mechanical
Brauer's Mechanical is a full service heating and air conditiong company to include oil and gas heat, heat pumps, boilers, and hydro air systems. We service the Peninsula, Middle Peninsula, and Northern Neck. We offer complete custom new installations, service contracts, and warranties. At Braue...Read more about Brauers Mechanical
Porch Pro Headshot Mountain Air, Inc.
Furnace Repair
Serves Virginia Beach, Virginia
(8)
"When my cooling system died unexpectedly, I immediately called Mountain Air for assistance, and Tim Glasgow was prompt in coming right out. A professional examination revealed I needed a new system. Tim Glasgow advised me of my options and quickly got me the system decided upon. Two of his emplo...Read more about Mountain Air, Inc.
"When my cooling system died unexpectedly, I immediately called Mountain Air for assistance, and Tim Glasgow was prompt in coming right out. A professional examination revealed I needed a new system. Tim Glasgow advised me of my options and quickly got me the system decided upon. Two of his emplo...Read more about Mountain Air, Inc.
Porch Pro Headshot Benchmark Heating and Cooling Inc.
Furnace Repair
Serves Virginia Beach, Virginia
(45)
At Benchmark Heating and Cooling, we take pride in our air conditioner and heating repair service. Founded in 2004, Benchmark's Heating and Cooling provides heating and cooling repair and installation to Williamsburg, Newport News and all of Hampton Roads. We service heat pumps, water heaters, AC un...Read more about Benchmark Heating and Cooling Inc.
At Benchmark Heating and Cooling, we take pride in our air conditioner and heating repair service. Founded in 2004, Benchmark's Heating and Cooling provides heating and cooling repair and installation to Williamsburg, Newport News and all of Hampton Roads. We service heat pumps, water heaters, AC un...Read more about Benchmark Heating and Cooling Inc.
Porch Pro Headshot Hamilton Weiss Heating & Cooling
Furnace Repair
Serves Virginia Beach, Virginia
(38)
Hamilton Weiss is an employee owned and operated company with over 40 years of combined experience. We are licensed, insured and bonded. We offer repairs, preventative maintenance and free estimates on new installations, all heating and air conditioning systems and equipment. Maintain a comfortable ...Read more about Hamilton Weiss Heating & Cooling
Hamilton Weiss is an employee owned and operated company with over 40 years of combined experience. We are licensed, insured and bonded. We offer repairs, preventative maintenance and free estimates on new installations, all heating and air conditioning systems and equipment. Maintain a comfortable ...Read more about Hamilton Weiss Heating & Cooling

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 Virginia Beach furnace repair services

55970

great install folks. Professional. Clean. Courteous. Cathy, as well as Andy Sutter were big helps as well. They laid down plastic covering on my hard wood floors as well as my carpets. Didn't take any breaks. Hard working crew. Samantha in the offic...

- Michael Welke
61911

I needed a second opinion on the condition of my HVAC unit after I experienced some AC issues. ASC treated my problem like it was their problem and fit me into their schedule immediately. Dan completed the inspection and let me know what did or did not ne...

- Maggie Hughes
36225

I have had way too many problems with my three HVAC systems in the few years I’ve owned my home. It wasn’t until I started working with Mr. Andy Sutter at Air Specialty that things improved. I initially worked with a company that made considerable install...

- Jessica S
49564

On June 11th the people from Air Specialty Corp replaced my 2.5 ton heat pump system. We had been renting out the home for several years and the system that was here was 12 years old. Andy the sales person came out and explained in detail how the new sys...

- Justin McCarthy
59255

Thank you to Air Specialty for taking such good care of us!! The entire staff at Air Specialty were extremely helpful and knowledgable! The complete process from our initial call to Air Specialty to the installation of our new AC was a great experience. T...

- Bevin S
78800

Air Specialty is a top notch company. Nothing but professionalism and knowledge through and through. From the consultation to installation, it was a very smooth and easy process. My husband and I would highly recommend them to anyone needing HVAC work....

- Vanessa Lane
47513

We were selling our house and after the home inspection we found that we needed some work done on our HVAC system. I spoke with Andy Sutter and he was very knowledgeable, professional and helpful. I was impressed with how quickly he was able to come out a...

- Kevin P
35384

The entire team at Air Specialty go above and beyond for everyone. To them you can tell that it's not just a sale, but everything they do is truly done as if it were something for a family member not just "another paying customer." In today's it's hard to...

- Drake Reimold
103029

Our experience with Air Specialty was a very positive one. The price was fair and in line with other companies, while the service during the new installation was over the top. The technician kept us up-to-date along the way while working with our specifi...

- Rhena Leland
82963

We used Air Specialty to install a new HVAC system in our home before we listed it for sale. We knew the investment would payoff because we picked a professional company with competitive pricing. The sales team (especially Andy) were great to work with ...

- Lorinda O'Neill James
35363

Family owned and operated business. Open for almost 40 years by taking care of your family. Let our Air Specialty family take care of your family!

76717

These guys installed new ducting in my house. They were knowledgeable and went above and beyond to make sure my system was working it's best with the new ducting.Thanks again Andy, Anthony and Derrick as well as the office staff for a job well done.

- Lowell Fredericks

All Heating & Furnace Repair Companies in Virginia Beach, VA

Porch Pro Headshot Tommy Garner Air Conditioning & Heating
Furnace Repair
Serves Virginia Beach, Virginia
Tommy Garner Air Conditioning and Heating is a licensed and insured contractor servicing the entire Peninsula region including Smithfield, Suffolk, Williamsburg and Gloucester for over 25 years. We offer a 30 day guarantee on all service work completed and a one year guarantee on all installation wo...Read more about Tommy Garner Air Conditioning & Heating
Tommy Garner Air Conditioning and Heating is a licensed and insured contractor servicing the entire Peninsula region including Smithfield, Suffolk, Williamsburg and Gloucester for over 25 years. We offer a 30 day guarantee on all service work completed and a one year guarantee on all installation wo...Read more about Tommy Garner Air Conditioning & Heating
Porch Pro Headshot Willis Mechanical Inc.
Furnace Repair
Serves Virginia Beach, Virginia
(3)
"door to door roof to floor we do it all" we are a family business that take pride in our work. we only do are best no short cuts.
"door to door roof to floor we do it all" we are a family business that take pride in our work. we only do are best no short cuts.
Porch Pro Headshot Dialahaul
Furnace Repair
Serves Virginia Beach, Virginia
(34)
Dialahaul Virginia Beach, VA, 23455 (757) 250-2294 If you have old and broken appliances that need to be hauled away at no expense to you Dialahaul come to your home or place of business with all of the necessary tools to haul away your appliance in a timely manner. When you need appliance removal ...Read more about Dialahaul
Dialahaul Virginia Beach, VA, 23455 (757) 250-2294 If you have old and broken appliances that need to be hauled away at no expense to you Dialahaul come to your home or place of business with all of the necessary tools to haul away your appliance in a timely manner. When you need appliance removal ...Read more about Dialahaul
Porch Pro Headshot Supreme Appliance VB
Furnace Repair
Serves Virginia Beach, Virginia
(27)
Porch Pro Headshot Motorcycle Accident Lawyers Virginia Beach
Furnace Repair
Serves Virginia Beach, Virginia
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Porch Pro Headshot Pure Comfort Mechanical Services
Furnace Repair
Serves Virginia Beach, Virginia
Pure Comfort Mechanical Services is a well-known general contractor located in Virginia Beach, VA. We specialize in professional HVAC repairs and installation, but we also provide electrical and plumbing services. Contact us today! AC Repair Service;Residential HVAC Service;Commercial HVAC Service;H...Read more about Pure Comfort Mechanical Services
Pure Comfort Mechanical Services is a well-known general contractor located in Virginia Beach, VA. We specialize in professional HVAC repairs and installation, but we also provide electrical and plumbing services. Contact us today! AC Repair Service;Residential HVAC Service;Commercial HVAC Service;H...Read more about Pure Comfort Mechanical Services
Porch Pro Headshot Bobs AC Svc
Furnace Repair
Serves Virginia Beach, Virginia
Bob's A/C Service is an HVAC contractor and has been servicing the Chesapeake area for over 15 years. They offer service, repair, and installation of all major brands. They also offer dryer vent cleaning.
Bob's A/C Service is an HVAC contractor and has been servicing the Chesapeake area for over 15 years. They offer service, repair, and installation of all major brands. They also offer dryer vent cleaning.
Porch Pro Headshot RCD
Furnace Repair
Serves Virginia Beach, Virginia
I'm hardworking reliable and dependable. Looking to build up clientele . I do work for a license contractor and do work on the side as well. I'm very knowledgeable been in the business for 10 years and prices are guaranteed cheaper than the rest. I do service, installs, and ductwork if interest...Read more about RCD
I'm hardworking reliable and dependable. Looking to build up clientele . I do work for a license contractor and do work on the side as well. I'm very knowledgeable been in the business for 10 years and prices are guaranteed cheaper than the rest. I do service, installs, and ductwork if interest...Read more about RCD
Porch Pro Headshot 1-800-Fix-Homes
Furnace Repair
Serves Virginia Beach, Virginia
Our goal is to become the national leader in the Handyman industry. Our vision is to transform the way people view a Handyman company by gaining customer loyalty though doing a job, professionally, skillfully, and timely at a fair price; all while providing excellent customer service every time.
Our goal is to become the national leader in the Handyman industry. Our vision is to transform the way people view a Handyman company by gaining customer loyalty though doing a job, professionally, skillfully, and timely at a fair price; all while providing excellent customer service every time.
Porch Pro Headshot CS Harrington Heating, Cooling & Water Heater Services
Furnace Repair
Serves Virginia Beach, Virginia
Expert Repair or Replacement of Heat Pump, Air Conditioner, Natural Gas Furnace / Boiler, Oil Furnace / Boiler, Apollo System, Water Heater... everything residential Heating, Cooling and Water Heater Brands. Get a State Licensed Master EVERY TIME when you call CS Harrington. Credit Cards welcome, wo...Read more about CS Harrington Heating, Cooling & Water Heater Services
Expert Repair or Replacement of Heat Pump, Air Conditioner, Natural Gas Furnace / Boiler, Oil Furnace / Boiler, Apollo System, Water Heater... everything residential Heating, Cooling and Water Heater Brands. Get a State Licensed Master EVERY TIME when you call CS Harrington. Credit Cards welcome, wo...Read more about CS Harrington Heating, Cooling & Water Heater Services
Porch Pro Headshot LARKIN HEATING & AIR
Furnace Repair
Serves Virginia Beach, Virginia
Porch Pro Headshot Wesleyan Mechanical
Furnace Repair
Serves Virginia Beach, Virginia
In business since 1988. AC, heating, plumbing and appliances. Maintenance and replacements. Phone is best either is fine.
In business since 1988. AC, heating, plumbing and appliances. Maintenance and replacements. Phone is best either is fine.
Porch Pro Headshot All Quality  Air Conditioning
Furnace Repair
Serves Virginia Beach, Virginia
Porch Pro Headshot A-Team Heating & Air
Furnace Repair
Serves Virginia Beach, Virginia

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Furnace Repair
Start Date
Within 48 hours
Furnace fuel source
Natural gas
Furnace problems
Pilot light continuously goes out
When problems started
I'm not sure
Furnace age
15-20 years old