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Furnace Repair

Bradley Mechanical knows how important it is to have a furnace repair service you can trust. We’ve provided timely and reliable furnace repair services since 1969—and we have the A+ Better Business Bureau rating to prove it. When your heating system fails and requires repair, you can count on us to make you warm and comfortable again in no time.

Our certified technicians can diagnose and repair electric, gas and oil furnaces with exceptional skill. After inspecting your system, we’ll clearly explain the nature of the problem and provide you with a free estimate.

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Electric Furnace Repair

Electric furnaces provide warmth by moving air across a series of heated coils and distributing it throughout your home via ductwork and vents. These furnaces tend to be relatively small, and their issues are often contained within the heating elements. No matter the make or model of your electric furnace, you can count on Bradley Mechanical’s certified technicians to expertly service and repair it.

Hand using a device to fix a gas furnace

Gas Furnace Repair

Gas furnaces generate heat by burning either liquid propane or natural gas. The gas is burned in a combustion chamber, which pushes heat into the heat exchanger, and then throughout your entire home. Gas furnace repairs are more complex than their electric cousins. Their controls and igniters require repairs and replacement over time. Our prompt service and competitive rates will have you and your home feeling comfortable in no time.

Oil furnace next to a washer

Oil Furnace Repair

Although oil furnaces are quite reliable, they are also complex. Oil furnaces benefit significantly from regular, scheduled maintenance. While oil furnaces have long lifespans, individual components such as the fuses and nozzle or the motor require routine repairs or replacement. You can trust our decades of expertise and knowledgeable oil furnace repair technicians to identify minor issues before they become larger.

Signs Your Furnace May Require Repair

  • Not producing enough heat. Over time, dust and debris can impact the internal components of your furnace, making your heating system work harder. One simple fix includes replacing a dirty, clogged air filter. This is something you can do on your own, or call us for guidance. More significant buildup in the fan belt, motor or air ducts can also hamper proper airflow and will likely require a technician to clean out and maintain.
  • Turns on and off too frequently. There are three primary reasons why your furnace may be powering on and off more than it should: overheating, thermostat issues, and simply being the wrong size for the job.
  • If the heat exchanger (the component that heats the air) gets too hot, the furnace will shut it down to protect it. When this happens, it’s a sign your heat exchanger is nearing the end of its lifespan and may require replacement rather than repair.
  • Thermostats can also shut down your furnace prematurely. Faulty thermostats require replacement, but often enough, it can be as simple as the thermostat being placed too close to a heat source, fooling it into thinking the air’s home temperature is higher than it actually is.
  • When a furnace is too large, it can heat a home too quickly. Once your furnace reaches its goal temperature, it will stop, only to start again when the air cools—starting and stopping burns a lot of energy. Smaller furnaces work gradually and constantly to keep homes warm, with fewer stops and starts, making them a more energy-efficient option.
  • Blower doesn’t turn off. A faulty thermostat (or thermostat setting) or a shorted wire are the two most common reasons a furnace fan continuously runs. Before you reach out for a furnace repair, check your thermostat’s settings. Sometimes the fan is set to run constantly and can be a simple, quick fix.

Frequently Asked Questions

How does an oil furnace work?

An oil furnace works by burning oil in a combustion chamber that heats air or water, warming your home through vents, baseboards or radiators.

Should you repair or replace your furnace?

The average life expectancy of a furnace is between 16-20 years. If your furnace is less than 15 years old and has been properly maintained, you should consider scheduling routine maintenance and repairs. If it is older than 15 years, or if you aren’t sure of its lifespan, give us a call, and we’ll do a thorough inspection and provide our best recommendations.

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