Top 10 furnace repair services in Vista, CA

Porch Pro Headshot Bob Jenson Air Conditioning and Heating
Furnace Repair
Serves Vista, California
(553)
In 1977 Bob Jenson opened Bob Jenson Air Conditioning & Heating from humble beginnings with an idea that he could both provide for his family and do what he loved, helping others enjoy a higher quality of life. Like many companies he started from scratch building the company slowly and finding the r...Read more about Bob Jenson Air Conditioning and Heating
In 1977 Bob Jenson opened Bob Jenson Air Conditioning & Heating from humble beginnings with an idea that he could both provide for his family and do what he loved, helping others enjoy a higher quality of life. Like many companies he started from scratch building the company slowly and finding the r...Read more about Bob Jenson Air Conditioning and Heating
Porch Pro Headshot Angelic Appliance Repair
Furnace Repair
Serves Vista, California
(256)
We have been in business for 15 years and have an excellent reputation for all Appliance Repair’s in North County of San Diego. We are a five star rated company on yelp.com and next-door.com. We built our business on integrity, honesty and treating customers fairly
We have been in business for 15 years and have an excellent reputation for all Appliance Repair’s in North County of San Diego. We are a five star rated company on yelp.com and next-door.com. We built our business on integrity, honesty and treating customers fairly
Porch Pro Headshot GVK Heating & Air
Furnace Repair
Serves Vista, California
Small family owned Heating and Air Conditioning business started by a father and a son in December of 1998 in San Diego. We are SEARS home improvement authorized contractors since 2008 and would like to bring best service, price and product directly to our clients! Fast, professional and educated se...Read more about GVK Heating & Air
Small family owned Heating and Air Conditioning business started by a father and a son in December of 1998 in San Diego. We are SEARS home improvement authorized contractors since 2008 and would like to bring best service, price and product directly to our clients! Fast, professional and educated se...Read more about GVK Heating & Air
Porch Pro Headshot PROGRESSIVE HEATING & AIR INC
Furnace Repair
Serves Vista, California
Progressive Heating & Air is a family-owned and operated full-service heating and air company that has over a decade of experience in the industry. We provide maintenance, repair, replacement and installation services whenever you need us, 24/7.
Progressive Heating & Air is a family-owned and operated full-service heating and air company that has over a decade of experience in the industry. We provide maintenance, repair, replacement and installation services whenever you need us, 24/7.
Porch Pro Headshot Aairco Air Conditioning & Heating
Furnace Repair
Serves Vista, California
(130)
"Mark and his team at Aairco are the best. They have worked on my personal property and rentals. They have replaced air conditioning units, done our duct work and replaced our heaters. They are prompt, professional, do great work and clean up after themselves. I would recommend them to anyone!"
"Mark and his team at Aairco are the best. They have worked on my personal property and rentals. They have replaced air conditioning units, done our duct work and replaced our heaters. They are prompt, professional, do great work and clean up after themselves. I would recommend them to anyone!"
Porch Pro Headshot Advanced Heating & Air Conditioning
Furnace Repair
Serves Vista, California
(183)
Advanced Heating and Air Conditioning has been the local complete source residential and commercial heating and air conditioning. We guarantee our work and have a satisfaction guarantee, or your money back!. Servicing areas: Lake Elsinore, Wildomar, Murrieta, Temecula, Corona, Menifee, Sun City and...Read more about Advanced Heating & Air Conditioning
Advanced Heating and Air Conditioning has been the local complete source residential and commercial heating and air conditioning. We guarantee our work and have a satisfaction guarantee, or your money back!. Servicing areas: Lake Elsinore, Wildomar, Murrieta, Temecula, Corona, Menifee, Sun City and...Read more about Advanced Heating & Air Conditioning
Porch Pro Headshot Turner Air Conditioning
Furnace Repair
Serves Vista, California
(52)
Turner Heating & Air Conditioning is a Full Service Heating, and Air Conditioning contractor for residential,and light commercial customers in the Atlanta area. We are a Ga. state licensed Conditioned Air Contractor. We have been servicing and installing heating and air conditioning equipment in A...Read more about Turner Air Conditioning
Turner Heating & Air Conditioning is a Full Service Heating, and Air Conditioning contractor for residential,and light commercial customers in the Atlanta area. We are a Ga. state licensed Conditioned Air Contractor. We have been servicing and installing heating and air conditioning equipment in A...Read more about Turner Air Conditioning
Porch Pro Headshot Free Air Mechanical
Furnace Repair
Serves Vista, California
(35)
At Free Air Mechanical we have been providing top-quality, innovative and leading edge full HVAC services in San Diego and the surrounding areas for both residential and commercial spaces since 2001. We work with all types of AC models and units. Our factory-trained technicians specialize in providi...Read more about Free Air Mechanical
At Free Air Mechanical we have been providing top-quality, innovative and leading edge full HVAC services in San Diego and the surrounding areas for both residential and commercial spaces since 2001. We work with all types of AC models and units. Our factory-trained technicians specialize in providi...Read more about Free Air Mechanical
Porch Pro Headshot Pacific Coast Air  Inc
Furnace Repair
Serves Vista, California
(15)
Pacific Coast Air, Inc is an Heating & Air Conditioning service provider company in San Diego. Offers complete solutions for air conditioning, ventilation and heat in San Diego County to businesses and homeowners. Our dedication is to providing the latest in "green" technology, installation and serv...Read more about Pacific Coast Air Inc
Pacific Coast Air, Inc is an Heating & Air Conditioning service provider company in San Diego. Offers complete solutions for air conditioning, ventilation and heat in San Diego County to businesses and homeowners. Our dedication is to providing the latest in "green" technology, installation and serv...Read more about Pacific Coast Air Inc
Porch Pro Headshot Kenny Heating & Air Conditioning
Furnace Repair
Serves Vista, California
(13)
Kenny Heating and Air, Since 1981, is proud to install and service quality Heating and Cooling products. You can depend on us for all your service needs. We pride ourselves in exceptional customer service.
Kenny Heating and Air, Since 1981, is proud to install and service quality Heating and Cooling products. You can depend on us for all your service needs. We pride ourselves in exceptional customer service.

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 Vista furnace repair services

150633

Finally I found Don Schmitt and was happy to see the good reviews! They promptly responded and said someone could be at the house by the weekend. We were given a 2-hour waiting window...much more reasonable than waiting 5 hours! Don, called when he was o...

- Desiree Eisenbarth
48855

Aairco was absolutely amazing. We replace both units and all the ductwork. They were very respectful of our house always leaving clean. They were the best. I would highly recommend them to everyone and anyone

- Eric White
48770

Mark Blaha and Aairco are the best around. Their installs are quick and clean, and their service and maintenance is second to none! And both reasonably priced. I would recommend this company to anyone and everyone. They take care of all my HVAC needs. Pau...

- Paul Giret
48769

The company was top rate with advice, pricing + service. I recommend them to the homeowner or management company who desires good product and follow-up.

- blue skies mgt
49168

Aairco was very efficient in installing air conditioning/heating unit.

- Mindy Soalt
48934

Airco was very helpful and professional in getting our heating/air conditioning units replaced in our rental unit. They were able to get the units to temporarily work for our tenants until they could get the new parts replaced. I would highly recommend t...

48765

Professional, fast, and economical. Believe it. Jimmy and the guys at AAIRCO are the best. I've used them for personal and investment properties. They do it right, back their work, and clean up when complete. My highest recommendation!

- Tony Sammartino

All Heating & Furnace Repair Companies in Vista, CA

Porch Pro Headshot Schmitt HVAC & Sheet Metal Fabrication
Furnace Repair
Serves Vista, California
(6)
Our experts install and maintain complete HVAC systems for residential, commercial, and industrial facilities as well as custom sheet metal and high-end copper fabrication
Our experts install and maintain complete HVAC systems for residential, commercial, and industrial facilities as well as custom sheet metal and high-end copper fabrication
Porch Pro Headshot TOTAL COMFORT SYSTEMS
Furnace Repair
Serves Vista, California
(8)
TOTAL COMFORT SYSTEMS provides the best Heating, Ventilating, and Air Conditioning services available. We perform the most comprehensive and the most cost-effective service, repair and preventative maintenance services possible. We work hard to stay current with new and improved energy saving dema...Read more about TOTAL COMFORT SYSTEMS
TOTAL COMFORT SYSTEMS provides the best Heating, Ventilating, and Air Conditioning services available. We perform the most comprehensive and the most cost-effective service, repair and preventative maintenance services possible. We work hard to stay current with new and improved energy saving dema...Read more about TOTAL COMFORT SYSTEMS
Porch Pro Headshot Heating & Cooling Solutions
Furnace Repair
Serves Vista, California
At Heating & Cooling Solutions we are proud to offer quality Residential and Light Commercial Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) Maintenance, Repair and Installation Services. That include Unitary Heating and Air Conditioning, Minisplits, Whole House Fans and Indoor Air Quality dev...Read more about Heating & Cooling Solutions
At Heating & Cooling Solutions we are proud to offer quality Residential and Light Commercial Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) Maintenance, Repair and Installation Services. That include Unitary Heating and Air Conditioning, Minisplits, Whole House Fans and Indoor Air Quality dev...Read more about Heating & Cooling Solutions
Porch Pro Headshot Sam's heating and airconditioning,Inc.
Furnace Repair
Serves Vista, California
(1)
Sam's Heating and Air Conditioning is a small and close held owner operated company serving San Diego County. Sam's personnel service, all manufacturers and models of heating and air conditioning units. We are members of the San Diego Better Business Bureau, The Refrigeration Service Engineers Socie...Read more about Sam's heating and airconditioning,Inc.
Sam's Heating and Air Conditioning is a small and close held owner operated company serving San Diego County. Sam's personnel service, all manufacturers and models of heating and air conditioning units. We are members of the San Diego Better Business Bureau, The Refrigeration Service Engineers Socie...Read more about Sam's heating and airconditioning,Inc.
Porch Pro Headshot Certified Appliance Repair Carlsbad
Furnace Repair
Serves Vista, California
We do our appliance service in an effective, affordable and timely manner. We always give the most suitable services and advice that will effectively address your appliance concern. You can expect the most impressive fridge repairs, routine maintenance, oven repairs and other similar kinds of servic...Read more about Certified Appliance Repair Carlsbad
We do our appliance service in an effective, affordable and timely manner. We always give the most suitable services and advice that will effectively address your appliance concern. You can expect the most impressive fridge repairs, routine maintenance, oven repairs and other similar kinds of servic...Read more about Certified Appliance Repair Carlsbad
Porch Pro Headshot Air Conditioning By Legends Heating and A C.
Furnace Repair
Serves Vista, California
Welcome to Heating, Air Conditioning and HVAC Services by Legend Service Center! Whether your home or office is too cold or too hot, Legend Service Center offers the heating, cooling and HVAC services to get you back in your comfort zone quickly and affordably. Legend Service Center has been serving...Read more about Air Conditioning By Legends Heating and A C.
Welcome to Heating, Air Conditioning and HVAC Services by Legend Service Center! Whether your home or office is too cold or too hot, Legend Service Center offers the heating, cooling and HVAC services to get you back in your comfort zone quickly and affordably. Legend Service Center has been serving...Read more about Air Conditioning By Legends Heating and A C.
Porch Pro Headshot Wrightemp Refrigeration
Furnace Repair
Serves Vista, California
(5)
Wrightemp Refrigeration Murrieta, CA, 92563 (951) 289-3338 Wrightemp Refrigeration gives you the top quality services that you deserve. For more information about our services and pricing please feel free to call us. Refrigerator Repair Service, Commercial Refrigeration Company, Ice Machine Repair,...Read more about Wrightemp Refrigeration
Wrightemp Refrigeration Murrieta, CA, 92563 (951) 289-3338 Wrightemp Refrigeration gives you the top quality services that you deserve. For more information about our services and pricing please feel free to call us. Refrigerator Repair Service, Commercial Refrigeration Company, Ice Machine Repair,...Read more about Wrightemp Refrigeration
Porch Pro Headshot Arias Heat and Cooling Services
Furnace Repair
Serves Vista, California
We have been in business since 1999 and have been a reliable company that many have been able to count on. Some of our past clients such as Westfield Malls, Dicks Sporting Goods, Wal-Mart, various Church's, San Diego College District as well as The City of San Diego have put their trust in us for ne...Read more about Arias Heat and Cooling Services
We have been in business since 1999 and have been a reliable company that many have been able to count on. Some of our past clients such as Westfield Malls, Dicks Sporting Goods, Wal-Mart, various Church's, San Diego College District as well as The City of San Diego have put their trust in us for ne...Read more about Arias Heat and Cooling Services
Porch Pro Headshot Acuna's Polar Aire
Furnace Repair
Serves Vista, California
(9)
Based out of Ramona, Acuna's Polar Aire is an HVAC contractor that offers HVAC inspection, water heater inspection and other services.
Based out of Ramona, Acuna's Polar Aire is an HVAC contractor that offers HVAC inspection, water heater inspection and other services.
Porch Pro Headshot Honest AC
Furnace Repair
Serves Vista, California
Experienced HVAC and Laundry Technician.
Experienced HVAC and Laundry Technician.
Porch Pro Headshot Gurthrie & Sons
Furnace Repair
Serves Vista, California
Porch Pro Headshot emanuel.c@paradigmhvac.net
Furnace Repair
Serves Vista, California
Porch Pro Headshot The Breeze Service Company
Furnace Repair
Serves Vista, California