Find a furnace repairman in Chicago, IL

Find furnace repair companies in Chicago, IL

Find furnace repair companies in Chicago, IL

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Find furnace repair companies in Chicago, IL

Share a few details and we'll show you the best furnace repair contractors in your area.
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Top 10 furnace repair contractors in Chicago, IL

Homeowners agree: these Chicago furnace repair companies are highly rated for knowledge, experience, communication, and more.
Direct Improvements

Direct Improvements

New on HomeGuide
13+ years in business
Serves Chicago, IL
Direct Improvements isn't just a company; we're a family, and we've been proud to serve the heating, air conditioning, plumbing and appliance needs of the Chicago, IL community and its surrounding areas since 2011. Over the years, our commitment to delivering the best in service has only grown stronger. Our journey has been defined by a few key principles: 1. People Power: Our certified technicians and customer support personel, the heart and soul of our team, bring a blend of expertise and genuine care to every project they undertake. 2. Top-Notch Quality: We're not satisfied with anything less than excellence. That's why we use the lates
L&MHeatCool Service

L&MHeatCool Service

5.0(2)
3 hires on HomeGuide
23+ years in business
Serves Chicago, IL
William M. says, "Marek was up front about the work he proposed. He came across as an experienced technician and not a salesman. He had a well organized crew that handled demolition of the old boiler and the installation of the new one in 7 hours. Love it. " Read more
Romo's Heating And Cooling

Romo's Heating And Cooling

1.0(1)
3 hires on HomeGuide
24+ years in business
Serves Chicago, IL
License bond and insured Be. Professional
Wood Mechanical Inc

Wood Mechanical Inc

New on HomeGuide
2 hires on HomeGuide
42+ years in business
Serves Chicago, IL
we install mostly hi efficiency system / very reasonable prices we love to change the temperature inside a home to keep our client comfortable
My Day Off Heating N Air

My Day Off Heating N Air

New on HomeGuide
29+ years in business
Serves Chicago, IL
Taking pride in my work
312 Remodeling Ideas Inc.

312 Remodeling Ideas Inc.

4.9Exceptional(17)
Offers online services
54 hires on HomeGuide
10+ years in business
Serves Chicago, IL
Pamela S. says, "Very professional, good prices, explained in detail the work that would be required, the cost of labor and an estimate for the cost of materials." Read more
All Plumbing Services

All Plumbing Services

4.9Exceptional(61)
87 hires on HomeGuide
24+ years in business
Serves Chicago, IL
La'kisha Grays W. says, "Alberto was the 3rd plumber I had come and look at my problem. He was the only one that discovered I had not one but two lenghts of sewer pipe that was broken and needed to be replaced. He came back early the next day with his team, dug an 8ft trench, replaced the pipe, rodded everything and refilled the whole in less than half a day. I was extremely impressed with his knowledge, expertise and speed with which he solved my problem. I was desperate and he swooped in and saved the day! 10/10 would definitely use again and recommend in a heartbeat!" Read more
Achilles Restoration 316

Achilles Restoration 316

5.0(1)
6 hires on HomeGuide
4+ years in business
Serves Chicago, IL
Patricia D. says, "They went above and beyond our experience. They are hard working honest contractors. " Read more

Your Furnace and Heating System Repair or Maintenance questions, answered

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on HomeGuide.

How much does furnace and heating system repair cost?

Furnace repair costs $100 to $480 on average, depending on the problem, furnace size, brand, and fuel type. Oil or gas furnace repairs cost $100 to $480, while electric furnace repairs cost $100 to $380.

An annual furnace maintenance plan costs $150 to $450 and includes an inspection, tune-up, cleaning, and minor repairs. Regular tune-ups to clean the air filters, burners, and pilot-light systems prevent major breakdowns and sudden furnace failures.

How much does furnace and heating system replacement cost?

Furnace replacement costs $2,000 to $5,400 on average, depending on the size, fuel type, brand, and efficiency. 

  • Natural gas and oil furnaces are typically more expensive than electric furnaces but cost less to run.
  • The Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency (AFUE) rating measures the energy efficiency of the furnace. High-efficiency furnaces cost 30% to 100% more than standard-efficiency models but save $100 to $200 per year on energy bills.
  • Furnaces from popular brands like Carrier and Lennox typically cost more to install and repair than other brands.

Does homeowners insurance cover furnace repair?

Most homeowners insurance policies only cover furnace repairs if the breakdown was caused by a natural disaster, such as a fire or flood. Standard policies do not cover repairs for normal wear and tear. Consider adding equipment breakdown coverage to your policy to cover furnace and heating system repairs.

How long does it take to repair a furnace or heating system?

Furnace repair takes 1 to 2 hours on average, depending on the problem. Complete furnace or heating system replacement takes 5 to 18 hours, depending on the size, fuel type, and job complexity.

What services do furnace repair companies provide?

Furnace and heating system companies typically offer these services:

  • Furnace repair
  • Furnace installation or replacement
  • Furnace maintenance plans
  • HVAC system installation, repair, or replacement
  • HVAC zoning system installation, repair, or replacement
  • Ductwork installation, inspection, repair, or replacement

How do I know when my furnace needs repairs?

Call a furnace repair company if you notice any of these issues:

  • Uneven home heating
  • Increased energy bills
  • Excessively slow heating output
  • Only cool air from exhaust vents
  • Furnace cycling on and off frequently
  • Abnormal noises and smells
  • Ignition difficulties or failure to switch on
  • Cracked furnace parts
  • Dust or soot accumulation
  • Debris coming from heating vents
  • Water puddles under the unit
  • Warning from the carbon monoxide alarm
  • Error code signal in blinking LED lights by the furnace compartment door
  • Yellow pilot light instead of the usual blue color

How long does a furnace last?

A furnace lasts 15 to 30 years, depending on the brand, quality, usage, fuel type, and maintenance frequency.

Do I tip the furnace repair guy?

Furnace repair technicians typically don't expect a tip, but they appreciate a $10 to $20 tip for outstanding service. Consider offering the technician a beverage, send positive feedback to their manager, and post a positive review online.

How do I choose the best furnace repair company near me?

Hire a licensed HVAC technician for furnace and heating system repair. Only technicians with HVAC credentials have the experience and training to diagnose the problem correctly and make the necessary repairs. Follow these tips when searching for the best company near you:

  • Get at least three estimates to compare.
  • Check for certifications from North American Technician Excellence (NATE), the American Society of Heating, Refrigeration, & Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE), HVAC Excellence, and the National Propane Gas Association (NPGA)
  • Read reviews and check out their previous work on HomeGuide and Google.
  • Select companies that are licensed, insured, bonded, and have been in business for 5+ years.
  • Get a detailed estimate, contract, and warranty in writing before the work begins.
  • Never pay in full before the project starts.

What questions should I ask furnace repair companies?

Ask these questions to help you find the best furnace repair company near you:

  • How long have you been in business?
  • Which certifications do you have?
  • Are you licensed, bonded, and insured?
  • Do you charge a fee to diagnose the problem?
  • Can my furnace be repaired or does it need replacing?
  • Do the new parts come with a warranty?
  • Do you warranty the labor?
  • How much is a furnace maintenance plan, and what does it include?
  • Do you offer any seasonal discounts or promotions?

Reviews for Chicago furnace repair contractors

Recent success stories from people in the Chicago area.
Karim El A.
I highly recommend L&MHeatCool. Marek replaced our Evaporator Coil and Air Conditioner Unit today. He did a fantastic job and corrected the issues we had from the previous install.
L&MHeatCool Service
Fizzah Z.
Jaime replied to my inquiry with in minutes and made time to come and assess the job right away. He and his crew were courteous, fair, and good about communicating. We will hire them again!
312 Remodeling Ideas Inc.
Tom S.
We had a garbage disposal to be replaced. Alberto was very quick with a quote, which was fair and better than several others. Set a time for less than 2 days and got the job done cleanly and efficiently. Could not ask for a better experience.
All Plumbing Services
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