How important is a working furnace during frigid Boston winters? Pretty essential, right? The last thing you want on a freezing winter evening is for the furnace to stop working—or worse, to emit carbon monoxide or cause a fire hazard.

Heating Repair and Maintenance Services in Boston, MAMore than 65% of Massachusetts residents use natural gas or oil to heat their homes. Old gas or oil furnaces require the most amount of attention and care to make sure they keep running like they should.

You can prevent any major disruptions to your furnace system by scheduling regular preventative maintenance before the cold season hits. If your furnace does need repair, Boston Standard Company can inspect and diagnose, then fix or replace the broken parts.

Whether your Boston furnace is powered by natural gas or heat pump technology, we can fix it. Forced hot water, steam, forced hot air, radiant heating and radiators, as well as any other type of hydronic heat, are our specialties. Our goal is to make sure you stay warm and cozy (and safe) all through the winter months.

Remember, we’re The Company You Count On to keep your furnace working properly at all times.

We’re available 24/7 to help you! Call now: (617) 288-2911

Furnace Repair & Maintenance Services

Furnace Issues We Can Repair
  • No heat or air flowing
  • Uneven temperatures
  • Cold spots
  • Strange noises
  • Unusual smells
  • Unusually high energy bills
  • Pilot light out
  • Ignition problems
  • Faulty thermostat
Types of Furnaces We Repair
  • Upflow furnace
  • Horizontal flow furnace
  • Downflow furnace
  • Electric furnace
  • Natural gas furnace
  • Wood, coal and other furnace
Furnace Maintenance Benefits
  • Improves efficiency
  • Reduces risk of breakdowns
  • Maximizes furnace life span
  • Reveals issues or repairs needed
  • Prevents issues from worsening
  • Detects safety issues
  • Lowers heating costs
  • Reduces waste
Furnace Tune Up Checklist
  • Visual inspection
  • Changing or cleaning filters
  • Cleaning furnace interior
  • Testing ignitor
  • Adjusting pilot
  • Adjusting burners
  • Checking gas pressure
  • Checking electrical
  • Optimizing airflow
  • Inspecting ducts for leaks
  • Cleaning coils
  • Inspecting heat exchanger
  • Starting and testing furnace
  • Inspecting thermostat
  • Checking safety controls
  • Lubricating parts
  • Cleaning exterior

Call Boston Standard for Professional Furnace Repair & Maintenance

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Stay Warm With Our Home Protection Plan

Our Heating Home Protection Plans are designed to give you peace of mind when temperatures drop. With a monthly plan, you can rest easy that your furnace repair or maintenance needs will be taken care of right when you need us. As a priority customer, your calls will automatically move to the top of our service list—so you can get back to comfort as quickly as possible.

Starting at just $20.75/month, a Home Protection Plan also includes discounts on repairs, precision maintenance, reduced service charges, and credits toward replacements (if or when you need it). Call Boston Standard today to get started with a Home Protection Plan.

Don’t Neglect Scheduling Your Annual Furnace Maintenance

Depending on what the issue is, a malfunctioning furnace could cause more than inconvenience—it could be dangerous. Especially if you have an older furnace, you’ll want to stay on top of your regular furnace maintenance, otherwise you might find yourself at risk for carbon monoxide poisoning, gas leaks, or fire. A furnace’s life span is around fifteen years. How do you know when it’s time to replace your old furnace with a new one? Our experienced and licensed HVAC technicians can help you make this determination. Our top priorities are safety, functionality, and cost-effectiveness for our Boston customers.

Furnace Maintenance in Boston, MA

Call Now to Schedule Furnace Maintenance—Before It’s Too Cold

Everything may seem to be working properly with your furnace, but if you notice any of the following symptoms, call Boston Standard immediately.

  • The best way to prevent any furnace dangers, downtime, or health hazards is to prioritize scheduling an annual maintenance visit with one of our experience, licensed, and insured technicians.
  • If you notice your furnace’s burner flame flickering or yellow, this could be a sign of a gas leak or carbon monoxide. (The flame should be blue.) Turn your system off and call us immediately at: (617) 288-2911
  • If you notice higher-than-usual energy bills, this could mean there is some sort of furnace issue that needs to be checked out.
  • If you or your family has been experiencing any flu-like symptoms, it could be a sign of carbon monoxide poisoning.

Boston Standard. Not Your Average Furnace Repair Company


Your failed furnace is enough trouble for you and your family. But a handyman can make the problem worse. If you’ve ever dealt with banging pipes, wet steam, or high fuel bills…You already know the havoc unskilled workers can wreak in your home or business. You get pro service only with Boston Standard Company. You can count on HVAC technicians with training from the Institute of Boiler Ratings (IBR) and North American steam expert Dan Holohan. State master plumbing, gas-fitting and sheet metal corporation licenses confirm their skills and expertise. And 2X the legal minimum of liability insurance backs all work performed in your house.


Restoring heat to your home or business can be a matter of life and death during a polar vortex. Rest assured your and your family’s safety and comfort are our top priority. You can count on Boston Standard Company during extreme winter weather. You can expect faster heating repairs thanks to our rolling warehouses. Home Protection Plans take the worry out of your New England winters. So you can enjoy more warm and cozy days with your family.


When we install a new heating system, you can count on it doing its job: keeping you and your family warm from one harsh winter to the next. No heat. No-cost repairs. For the life of the warranty. That’s our promise to you.

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Any time I have a problem with plumbing, heating or air conditioning, they have been there for me. They’ve always been responsive and work around my schedule or needs.
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Boston Standard Plumbing Service Area

Boston Standard Company serves the families and business owners of the Eastern Massachusetts Area. As a local, family owned and operated plumbing and HVAC company, we take keeping you and your family warm and safe during Boston’s harsh winters seriously. That’s why we’ve gone above and beyond the industry standard for skill, safety, and reliability.

Call Boston Standard for your furnace repair and maintenance, boiler repair, or heat pump repair. For your oil-to-gas conversions. For your high efficiency furnace replacement and installation, heat pump install, or boiler installation. You can count on us when the heat goes out.

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A furnace tune up might cost anywhere between $175 and $500, depending on your location and type of furnace.

A typical gas furnace can be expected to last around 15 years, depending on frequency of use, frequency of maintenance and other factors. Some furnaces may last up to 30 or 40 years, but this is rare. Scheduling routine furnace maintenance and catching problems early can help extend the lifespan of your furnace.

There are three things that could potentially start a furnace fire: a blocked filter, high gas pressure, or a cracked heat exchanger. A flame rollout is unlikely when air filters are changed regularly, furnace is kept clear of obstructions, a rollout safety device is present, and annual maintenance is performed on the furnace.