Residential Furnace Repair2023-01-26T10:57:28-06:00



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We rely on our furnaces to provide steady warmth during the cold winter months. When something breaks or malfunctions, a fast response is vital. Prompt, effective repairs could be the difference between a minor inconvenience and total disaster.

A furnace technician at Howe can help. We offer reliable furnace repair in Sioux Falls and the surrounding communities. With more than 80 years of experience, we’re certain we can identify and resolve your furnace problems. Schedule an appointment with a technician or call/text us at 605-339-2020. To request emergency repair service, be sure to call right away.


One of the best reasons to call a professional for furnace repair is the speed they can diagnose and resolve problems. Howe’s certified technicians know where to look first, and can complete repairs quickly without cutting corners.

At night or on the weekend, every second counts. Luckily, we offer 24/7 emergency furnace repair. Regardless of when trouble strikes, you’ll have access to knowledgeable and timely support. Real professionals, like everyone at Howe, understand that these inconvenient times are when you need protection the most.

Some of the benefits of seeking repair services quickly include:

Minimal downtime—The longer your furnace is out of commission, the more likely other problems can worsen or expand. Howe technicians strive to get your heat back on as soon as possible.

Avoiding premature failure—Some problems don’t seem particularly bad, and the furnace may even be able to continue working. But ignoring preventative maintenance could end up costing a lot more in the long run.

Safety—Have peace of mind knowing that your furnace was repaired by a professional.



Once we’ve identified the source of your problem, your furnace technician will lay out all possible solutions. If there’s more than one option, we’ll help you compare. Our recommendations will always be something we’d trust in our own homes.

Investing in routine furnace maintenance is one of the best ways to keep your family safe and comfortable. We use a comprehensive, 20-point checklist to review key components and look for wear and tear. Stopping problems before they even happen will keep your furnace running smoothly for years to come, and routine tune ups will make sure that your system is running as efficiently as possible.

Furnace Repair FAQs

How Much Is Furnace Repair?2023-01-23T08:41:47-06:00

Total repair costs will depend on the specific problem and the time it takes to be identified, as well as the specific make and model of furnace. Howe technicians always look for the best solution when completing furnace repair and will make sure it satisfies your long-term comfort needs.

How Long Does It Take to Repair a Furnace?2023-01-23T08:41:20-06:00

The total amount of time needed to resolve a furnace repair problem depends on where the problem is and how severe it is. For example, swapping out the air filter can usually be handled in just a few minutes while something like a cracked heat exchanger needs full replacement, a task that can take half a day or more.

How to Fix a Short Cycling Furnace?2023-01-23T08:40:56-06:00

Short cycling is an annoying problem that prevents your furnace from finishing a normal heating cycle. This is most often because the thermostat is set too low or the furnace itself is too powerful for your home. The furnace will generate heat quickly, which reaches the thermostat faster than the rest of the house. As a result, the cycle ends before the entire home gets sufficient heat. This can also happen when the furnace is repeatedly overheating, as the safety components stop the heating cycle before the desired temperature is reached.

Why Is My Furnace Blowing Cold Air?2023-01-23T08:40:36-06:00

Your furnace combusts fuel to generate heat. If heat isn’t coming out of your furnace, it could be an issue with the fuel supply. It could also be the pilot light isn’t on, which for most modern furnaces is lit by an electronic ignition system. This system may have failed or become covered in dirt or grime. Finally, cold air can stem from a dirty air filter clogging up circulation.

What Should I Do If My Furnace Won’t Turn On?2023-01-23T08:40:07-06:00

Often times, a furnace that refuses to start is dealing with a problem somewhere other than the furnace itself. There may be an issue with the circuit breaker or fuse. It could also be an electrical problem with the thermostat, as this is the primary way you communicate with your furnace. A technician will review these components before checking the furnace itself.

Why Does My Furnace Keep Turning Off?2023-01-23T08:39:35-06:00

If your furnace keeps shutting itself off, it could be a problem with one of the electrical connections, preventing the furnace from finishing a full heating cycle. It could also be a safety component turning the furnace off before the internal chamber overheats. These safety measures are designed to respond to specific situations and may indicate they themselves are malfunctioning if everything else is working fine.

Why Is My Furnace Leaking Water?2023-01-23T08:39:11-06:00

There are a few reasons why your furnace may be leaking water. One possibility is that there is excess humidity in your home and the air is too moist, causing condensation to form on your furnace. Another possibility is that there is a problem with your HVAC system’s drainage, which can lead to water backing up and leaking out of your furnace.

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Find out why Howe has been the leading choice for furnace repair in and around Sioux Falls. Our technicians are standing by, ready to help with your heating problem.

Request an appointment by giving us a call at 605-339-2020 today or by requesting online.

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