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Like all HVAC systems, furnaces are vulnerable to damage or a problem every now and then. If your furnace is making unusually loud noises, smells weird or just can’t keep up, it’s time to schedule an appointment for furnace repair services. Spotting smaller issues and repairing them right then and there can help protect against larger, more expensive furnace repairs popping up later in the winter months – or a total system failure on one of the coldest days of the year.

You and your family will be safe, warm and comfortable by calling the heating and cooling pros at A-1 United Heating, Air & Electrical for furnace repair in Fremont, NE, and the neighboring area. Our team of expert technicians has provided trusted and dependable heating services for over four decades. To schedule an appointment, call us at 402-593-7500.

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Besides full-blown equipment failure, it can be tough for inexperienced homeowners to recognize when their furnace needs repair. Fortunately, as we mentioned earlier, furnaces often show off signs something is going on, including:

A Spike in Utility Bills

Were you surprised by how much your energy bills have gone up recently? Even though sudden cold spells can cause your monthly bill to surge, if your bills are significantly higher than they were a year ago, your furnace may be dealing with a problem that’s stopping it from working at full efficiency.

Inconsistent Heating

Does it feel too hot in one area of the family room, and too cold somewhere else? Uneven or inefficient heating is often a sign your furnace isn’t working as it should. This may be due to an internal component failure, gas leak or leaky ductwork. An HVAC technician can help determine whether repair or replacement services are your best option.

Bad Smells

Any unusual or foul odors coming from your furnace should raise red flags. Mold and mildew smells could mean a small water leak is now a breeding ground for spores. Alternatively, a burning smell implies an electrical concern like exposed wiring. Any fire hazards should be inspected and resolved as quickly as possible.

Loud Noises

A well-maintained furnace is usually pretty quiet aside from the minor noise of it starting and stopping. If you hear banging or rattling noises, there might be a loose or broken bolt. When something doesn’t sound right, get in touch with the HVAC technicians at A-1 United as soon as you can to avoid further damage.

Short Cycling

Short cycling occurs when your furnace starts a cycle, stops before the set temperature is reached and then starts back up a short time later. Short cycling can lead to comfort issues, higher energy bills and excess wear and tear. Well-known causes include a dirty or clogged furnace filter, an oversized unit, a dirty pilot light or thermostat errors.

Water Leaks

Is there a puddle forming around your furnace? This isn’t always a problem if it’s addressed quickly after you notice it. Water leaking from your heater often suggests a clogged or damaged condensate drain line.

Should I Repair or Replace My Fremont, NE, Furnace?

When you’re working through a serious furnace issue, your first decision may be to determine whether the unit needs to be repaired or replaced. The risk of premature furnace replacement can be minimized by investing in routine furnace maintenance, which also helps address minor problems in need of repair. Still, consider the following to make your decision a little easier:

It’s Better to Repair Your Furnace When…

  • The unit is still under warranty.
  • The furnace is under 15 years old and the repair is quite minor.
  • The furnace has never been repaired before.

Our experts also provide quality service for heat pumps, geothermal systems and ductless mini-splits. Let us know if you’re thinking about new furnace installation or if you’re considering an alternative heating system.


If you have any HVAC service needs, you should call A-1 United Heating, Air & Electrical. For more than 40 years, our technicians have delivered quality furnace services that Fremont, NE, residents and business owners alike have counted on. We’re proud to offer a full range of support services, as well as 24/7 emergency service in case your heater breaks in the middle of the night, a weekend or on a holiday.

Contact us at 402-593-7500 to find out more about our heating services or to set up an appointment with a member of our team. We look forward to hearing from you!


Richard Hayes


Rich started his HVAC career in 2000. His experience is in the repair and maintenance of commercial and residential HVAC units, with some time as an installation technician. In 2015 he joined the A-1 United team as a service technician, and in 2017 he became the A-1 United Service Manager. Rich is fully licensed, EPA, NATE, and Unlimited Masters license. He exerts a great deal of effort into ensuring his technicians can provide our customers with reliable and quality service with continued education and training.

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Great job by all. They were careful of the landscape replacing the A/C unit. Inside the heating system was replaced and the fit and finish was great. Explained the operation of everything. They came back two weeks later and checked out the operation of the systems plus installation. The tech was here over an hour checking out everything. New system is quiet. This is a company that care about its customer. We highly recommend A-1.