Furnace Repair in MD & DC

Do you use a gas or oil furnace to heat your Maryland or Washington, DC, home? If so, you know you can usually count on them to work well without many problems, particularly if they’re only a few years old.

Every now and then, however, you might encounter minor issues — maybe the fan seems to be blowing constantly, the furnace is making a weird noise, or it’s just not producing enough heat. Whatever the issue, call James A. Wheat & Sons. Our furnace repair experts can get your furnace back up and running in no time.

Why Would You Need Gas Furnace Repair?

Gas furnaces are typically very reliable, and even when they break down, they break down pretty predictably, so most furnace repairs are no problem for our Maryland furnace repair experts. Call James A. Wheat & Sons if:

Your furnace isn’t producing enough heat: If your furnace doesn’t produce enough heat, you should first change the filter. If that doesn’t help, you may need to adjust your gas burner. This is no problem for our Maryland furnace repair techs.

Your furnace isn’t producing any heat: If you’re not getting any heat from your furnace or if your vents are blowing cold air, first make sure the thermostat is set to HEAT mode. If you’re still having problems, it could be a tripped circuit breaker, a blown fuse, or a dead pilot light.

Your furnace cycles on and off frequently: Usually, this is caused by a clogged filter. If you have clean filters and your furnace still cycles on and off too frequently, it’s time to call Wheat & Sons. Our Maryland furnace repair techs can lubricate the blower motor and adjust the fan belt to get your furnace working like new.

The blower fan runs constantly: If you can hear the blower fan from your furnace constantly running, check to ensure the fan is set to AUTO and not ON. If that doesn’t solve the problem, call Wheat & Sons — we may need to replace or repair your furnace’s fan control switch.

Your furnace is making weird noises: If there are a lot of weird noises coming from your furnace, you may need to adjust your pilot light or lube up your furnace components. Whatever you need, call Wheat & Sons.

Your pilot light is burnt out: If your furnace’s pilot light is burnt out, it needs to be relit. If you don’t know how to do this, call James A. Wheat & Sons today.

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The Maryland & Washington, DC Furnace Repair Experts

At James A. Wheat & Sons, we have provided Maryland furnace repairs for two generations. As a family-owned and -operated furnace repair company, we stand by our work and want to make sure you have the best service possible.

If you need furnace repair in Maryland or Washington, DC, call James A. Wheat & Sons today.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does it cost to repair a furnace?

The cost of any furnace repair depends on what needs to be fixed. You’ll be paying for the replacement component and any necessary labor, which can vary substantially. Even issues with the same part can differ, as minor repairs on an easily accessed blower motor will differ from completely replacing a difficult-to-reach one. 

What can make a furnace stop working?

Countless things can go wrong with a furnace, such as electrical, mechanical, gas, and airflow issues. You could even have problems that aren’t tied specifically to the furnace, like a malfunctioning thermostat or trouble with your gas lines. 

Can I replace my furnace myself?

Even a simple furnace repair is best left to professionals, as you’re dealing with a piece of equipment that can lose substantial efficiency through minor mistakes — to say nothing of the possibility of mistakes requiring expensive repairs in the future or problems with electricity, gas, or ventilation that result in safety hazards. 

How many years does a furnace usually last?

You can expect even a well-maintained furnace to start showing its age after 10 years, but most last between 15 and 20 years. Once yours crosses that 10-year mark, consider replacing instead of repairing. 

How often should you service your furnace?

It’s best to have your furnace serviced by a professional at least once a year while keeping up with monthly or bimonthly routines like dusting and changing filters. We recommend scheduling in the fall for professional maintenance before it gets cold. That way, you can easily schedule service and get the best efficiency, reliability, and performance through the winter.

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Discover the Difference

Satisfaction Guaranteed

We stand behind every job we perform, because that’s what it means to be family. Your complete satisfaction is our guarantee.

Upfront
Pricing

You’ll never be stuck with an unexpected bill when your services are complete. We offer upfront, no-surprise pricing, so you can rest assured you’re only paying for the high-quality work you receive.

Trained
Technicians

Our secret to offering the best service in the business is simple. We hire quality people and continually train them to provide the best customer experience possible. We train weekly on service, equipment, diagnosis, and more. You can rest assured that our technicians will bring the industry expertise necessary to exceed your expectations.

Extended
Warranties

We work continuously to keep up with recalls, extended warranties, and notices regarding all plumbing, heating, and AC equipment that we may come in contact with in your home.

Commitment
to Community

We believe that as we grow, so should our community—that’s why we look for every opportunity possible to give back.

Special
Financing

We understand the financial strain that often accompanies new system installation, home remodeling, or unexpected service calls. That’s why we offer special financing to keep your household budget intact. Financing is subject to approved credit

Satisfaction Guaranteed

We stand behind every job we perform, because that’s what it means to be family. Your complete satisfaction is our guarantee.

Upfront
Pricing

You’ll never be stuck with an unexpected bill when your services are complete. We offer upfront, no-surprise pricing, so you can rest assured you’re only paying for the high-quality work you receive.

Trained
Technicians

Our secret to offering the best service in the business is simple. We hire quality people and continually train them to provide the best customer experience possible. We train weekly on service, equipment, diagnosis, and more. You can rest assured that our technicians will bring the industry expertise necessary to exceed your expectations.

Extended
Warranties

We work continuously to keep up with recalls, extended warranties, and notices regarding all plumbing, heating, and AC equipment that we may come in contact with in your home.

Commitment to Community

We believe that as we grow, so should our community—that’s why we look for every opportunity possible to give back.

Easy
Financing

We understand the financial strain that often accompanies new system installation, home remodeling, or unexpected service calls. That’s why we offer easy financing to keep your household budget intact.

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