Top 10 furnace repair services in Washington, PA

Porch Pro Headshot Beverly Services
Furnace Repair
Serves Washington, Pennsylvania
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Founded in 1942 on Beverly Road in Mt. Lebanon, PA, Beverly Services Corporate Headquarters are now located in the Bethel Industrial Park with offices serving each respective community. Our service area includes most of Western Pennsylvania. At Beverly Services we have complete Service, Installat...Read more about Beverly Services
Founded in 1942 on Beverly Road in Mt. Lebanon, PA, Beverly Services Corporate Headquarters are now located in the Bethel Industrial Park with offices serving each respective community. Our service area includes most of Western Pennsylvania. At Beverly Services we have complete Service, Installat...Read more about Beverly Services
Porch Pro Headshot L.Cipriani Heating & Cooling
Furnace Repair
Serves Washington, Pennsylvania
(166)
-Commercial and Residential Heating & Cooling. -sales, service, and installation -FREE Estimates -24 hour Emergency service
-Commercial and Residential Heating & Cooling. -sales, service, and installation -FREE Estimates -24 hour Emergency service
Porch Pro Headshot Boehmer Heating & Cooling
Furnace Repair
Serves Washington, Pennsylvania
Boehmer Heating & Cooling is the local heating service and air conditioning service provider for the Pittsburgh, PA area.
Boehmer Heating & Cooling is the local heating service and air conditioning service provider for the Pittsburgh, PA area.
Porch Pro Headshot Betlyn's Heating & Cooling
Furnace Repair
Serves Washington, Pennsylvania
Betlyn Heating and Cooling is proud to install and service quality Rheem products and service you can depend on. We pride ourselves in exceptional customer service. Call Betlyn Heating and Cooling to schedule a service appointment or for a free, no-obligation consultation to determine the perfect s...Read more about Betlyn's Heating & Cooling
Betlyn Heating and Cooling is proud to install and service quality Rheem products and service you can depend on. We pride ourselves in exceptional customer service. Call Betlyn Heating and Cooling to schedule a service appointment or for a free, no-obligation consultation to determine the perfect s...Read more about Betlyn's Heating & Cooling
Porch Pro Headshot Kowalski Heating & Cooling
Furnace Repair
Serves Washington, Pennsylvania
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"When I woke up to a cold house and called Kowalski Heating & Cooling, the owner himself showed up at my door an hour later. His response was fast, the work was quick, and he got my furnace up and running again pronto. I highly recommend Kowalski Heating & Cooling."
"When I woke up to a cold house and called Kowalski Heating & Cooling, the owner himself showed up at my door an hour later. His response was fast, the work was quick, and he got my furnace up and running again pronto. I highly recommend Kowalski Heating & Cooling."
Porch Pro Headshot Summer Breeze Comfort System
Furnace Repair
Serves Washington, Pennsylvania
At Summer Breeze Comfort Systems, our focus is providing our customers with the most modern technology and old-fashioned, reliable service. We are proud to offer a variety of heating, cooling and air quality solutions. We are licensed in West Virginia, Pennsylvania, and Maryland. Our service area in...Read more about Summer Breeze Comfort System
At Summer Breeze Comfort Systems, our focus is providing our customers with the most modern technology and old-fashioned, reliable service. We are proud to offer a variety of heating, cooling and air quality solutions. We are licensed in West Virginia, Pennsylvania, and Maryland. Our service area in...Read more about Summer Breeze Comfort System
Porch Pro Headshot Action Appliance Service
Furnace Repair
Serves Washington, Pennsylvania
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We service ALL makes & models for refrigerators, freezers, washers, dryers, stoves, ovens, dishwashers, and garbage disposals. Action Appliance Services is a family-owned and locally operated business that promises personal and reliable service every time. We repair major appliances such as refri...Read more about Action Appliance Service
We service ALL makes & models for refrigerators, freezers, washers, dryers, stoves, ovens, dishwashers, and garbage disposals. Action Appliance Services is a family-owned and locally operated business that promises personal and reliable service every time. We repair major appliances such as refri...Read more about Action Appliance Service
Porch Pro Headshot Jed Heating & Cooling Inc
Furnace Repair
Serves Washington, Pennsylvania
JED Heating and Cooling has a tradition of meeting customer needs. From the most complex installation to routine service and maintenance, JED Heating and Cooling has the tools, the people, and the products to provide a system that fits your lifestyle and budget. Ask us for references from your neig...Read more about Jed Heating & Cooling Inc
JED Heating and Cooling has a tradition of meeting customer needs. From the most complex installation to routine service and maintenance, JED Heating and Cooling has the tools, the people, and the products to provide a system that fits your lifestyle and budget. Ask us for references from your neig...Read more about Jed Heating & Cooling Inc
Porch Pro Headshot Hendershot Heating & Cooling
Furnace Repair
Serves Washington, Pennsylvania
Ensure the comfort of your household with air-conditioning services from Hendershot Heating & Cooling in Fairmont, West Virginia. Our company specializes in the replacement of heating and air-conditioning equipment, and provides other heating and air-conditioning services for residential and commerc...Read more about Hendershot Heating & Cooling
Ensure the comfort of your household with air-conditioning services from Hendershot Heating & Cooling in Fairmont, West Virginia. Our company specializes in the replacement of heating and air-conditioning equipment, and provides other heating and air-conditioning services for residential and commerc...Read more about Hendershot Heating & Cooling
Porch Pro Headshot Mr. Appliance of Westmoreland County
Furnace Repair
Serves Washington, Pennsylvania
Appliance Repair in Westmoreland County
Appliance Repair in Westmoreland County

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 Washington furnace repair services

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There are several reputable HVAC companies in my area, and I met with a few of them. Their services and prices were all comparable, but what stood out for us was the fact that Luke and Brett showed us a scope of our current furnace and showed us some crac...

- Deborah Pernatozzi
31688

Luke's team replaced my 15 year old central AC/heating unit. The installation and workmanship is excellent. He upgraded my unit with the best and latest model with best efficiency rating. I couldn't be more happier and pleased with the finished product....

30340

Luke installed whole house AC for me. He is very professional. He was very prompt and did an excellent job. I highly recommend him to anyone. He will do great in the industry.

- Loraine Madden
388175

Excellent Excellent Experience! In 6/15/2021 I had two HVAC units installed one week apart. From the start Luke and Brett did an excellent job researching the best approach an the correct size of units that were needed both unit’s are working perfectly ...

- Rachelle Kosko
30158

Luke and his brother Jake put in a new AC unit for me the very next day after giving me a very reasonable estimate. They were promptly there the next morning and did a very neat job .. I would recommend Luke to anyone residential or commercial . Tha...

- Lee Truax
29473

Luke is very professional. He put in a whole new central AC unit for me. He was very prompt and did an excellent job. I have nothing but great things to say about him. I highly recommend him to anyone! Keep up the great work!!!

- Cassie McCoy
29284

Luke is an outstanding young professional. He Delivered as promised and will last a long time in the industry.

- rich lewis
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Luke was referred to me be a very satisfied customer and when I called Luke, he came over to look at my air conditioner and heater. I was first impressed that Luke brought over a camera to look at my heating system. It was very old and he took the time to...

- james flanigan
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Excellent responsiveness in communication. Excellent value. Excellent to keep appointment.

I have dealt with MANY contractors, and he was by far the most responsive and the most professional. They kept to the schedule and were very prompt, and had very professional invoicing and billing.

- Brian Collins
33217

Brian extended 3 exhaust fan vents to exhaust out of roof vent. He arrived on time and got the job done quickly and correctly. Thanks!!

- Robyn Nichols
14904

I highly recommend Kowalski HVAC. Start to finish I received quality care and a personalness that you can't find today. I especially appreciated that they dispatched someone after normal hours on the one of the coldest nights this month. Thank you all so ...

- Luke McClain
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I can't thank Jason enough for making time for us this morning. A few days ago, our aging A/C unit started to freeze up. It had exhibited similar behavior a few years ago, so I was fairly certain it needed to be recharged. I called our normal HVAC comp...

- Carrie Frum Thomas

All Heating & Furnace Repair Companies in Washington, PA

Porch Pro Headshot Shearer Heating and Air Conditioning, Inc
Furnace Repair
Serves Washington, Pennsylvania
Welcome to Shearer Heating . Cooling. Refrigeration Shearer Heating . Cooling. Refrigeration - the leading provider of heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration installation and servicing to the residential, light commercial and commercial markets in the Washington, Pa. area. We spec...Read more about Shearer Heating and Air Conditioning, Inc
Welcome to Shearer Heating . Cooling. Refrigeration Shearer Heating . Cooling. Refrigeration - the leading provider of heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration installation and servicing to the residential, light commercial and commercial markets in the Washington, Pa. area. We spec...Read more about Shearer Heating and Air Conditioning, Inc
Porch Pro Headshot He's Pretty Handy  Handyman Services
Furnace Repair
Serves Washington, Pennsylvania
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Porch Pro Headshot MRL Industries
Furnace Repair
Serves Washington, Pennsylvania
MRL Industries, is proud to offer competitive pricing on all residential HVAC installation services. Our professional, efficient crew specializes in the installation of all different types or heating applications. At MRL Industries our main goal is to provide the highest quality heating, ventilation...Read more about MRL Industries
MRL Industries, is proud to offer competitive pricing on all residential HVAC installation services. Our professional, efficient crew specializes in the installation of all different types or heating applications. At MRL Industries our main goal is to provide the highest quality heating, ventilation...Read more about MRL Industries
Porch Pro Headshot Phillips Heating & Air Conditi
Furnace Repair
Serves Washington, Pennsylvania
Porch Pro Headshot Appliance Service Center, Inc.
Furnace Repair
Serves Washington, Pennsylvania
Porch Pro Headshot Romack Heating and Cooling and Electric
Furnace Repair
Serves Washington, Pennsylvania
Romack Heating and Cooling and Electric has the experience and resources to provide you with the highest quality Heating and Cooling Repair services in Monroeville, PA, 15146. Just call us at (412) 226-0087. Electrical Repairs and Replacement, Furnace Repair and Water Tank, Furnace Installation, He...Read more about Romack Heating and Cooling and Electric
Romack Heating and Cooling and Electric has the experience and resources to provide you with the highest quality Heating and Cooling Repair services in Monroeville, PA, 15146. Just call us at (412) 226-0087. Electrical Repairs and Replacement, Furnace Repair and Water Tank, Furnace Installation, He...Read more about Romack Heating and Cooling and Electric
Porch Pro Headshot Eugene Beck Company
Furnace Repair
Serves Washington, Pennsylvania
We have been in business since 1887, originally owned by the Beck family. Donald is the current owner and he has been working for Eugene Beck Company since 1974. Donald and his wife bought the company 25 years ago.
We have been in business since 1887, originally owned by the Beck family. Donald is the current owner and he has been working for Eugene Beck Company since 1974. Donald and his wife bought the company 25 years ago.
Porch Pro Headshot Wirenut Electric
Furnace Repair
Serves Washington, Pennsylvania
Experienced journeyman electrician available for small residential repairs and installations including lighting, switches, receptacles, & breaker boxes at reasonable rates. Any and all electrical services provided no job to small.
Experienced journeyman electrician available for small residential repairs and installations including lighting, switches, receptacles, & breaker boxes at reasonable rates. Any and all electrical services provided no job to small.
Porch Pro Headshot Petrucci Heating & Air
Furnace Repair
Serves Washington, Pennsylvania
Porch Pro Headshot Mallery-Fullmer Company Inc.
Furnace Repair
Serves Washington, Pennsylvania
Porch Pro Headshot Goudy Heating and Air
Furnace Repair
Serves Washington, Pennsylvania
Heating and air specialist.
Heating and air specialist.
Porch Pro Headshot Pawlak's One Hour Heating and Air Conditioning
Furnace Repair
Serves Washington, Pennsylvania
Porch Pro Headshot Ahoy plumbing and hvac
Furnace Repair
Serves Washington, Pennsylvania
Porch Pro Headshot BRODY'S HEATING AND AIR INC
Furnace Repair
Serves Washington, Pennsylvania