Should I Have My Furnace Maintained Every Year?

Furnace maintenance in Waterloo and Listowel

Posted by Brad | January 11, 2019 | Reading Time:

Simply put, the answer is yes, you should have yearly furnace maintenance.

This begs the obvious follow-up question: Why?

In this blog, we’re going to look into what the industry recommendations are and why certain recommendations are made. Then we’ll answer some FAQs about different types of furnace maintenance.

Manufacturer Recommendations

Furnace manufacturers recommend yearly furnace maintenance.

In many cases, this is more than a recommendation, because it’s a necessity if you want to maintain the warranty. If a furnace fails for any reason and it is deemed to be because of lack of maintenance, it is likely the manufacturer will decide the warranty is void.

It is for this reason that we, as HVAC professionals, also suggest that you schedule furnace maintenance around the same time each year.

Professional Recommendations

It is important to remember that a furnace is a complex machine with a number of different controls, moving parts and safety devices.  Keeping these in top working order is key to keeping your family warm and safe all winter long.

What is done during a maintenance call and can I do this work myself?

It is important to know that there are no standard requirements for furnace maintenance. This is why some maintenance services will cost $50, while others will cost $150.

If you choose an inexpensive maintenance or service, where a technician is only going to stick a vacuum in your furnace and clean out some dust, you can do that yourself.

However, a qualified professional technician will check gas pressures, vent pressures, safety controls, motors, flame patterns, condensate drains, heat exchangers, carbon monoxide, a variety of other checks, and will perform minor cleaning as well.  

The comprehensive maintenance we perform at Cross Heating and Air Conditioning will ensure your furnace is safe and will operate correctly, without trouble during the cold winter months.

Our maintenance is second-to-none, which is why we offer a 90-day warranty on our servicing of furnaces. We guarantee that if anything goes wrong in the three months after your maintenance, we’ll come and diagnose the problem free of charge.


We realize that furnace maintenance isn’t on the top of everyone’s mind, and remembering to call and book an appointment can be a nuisance. That is why many of our customers have chosen to purchase our protection plans.

For a low monthly payment, we’ll look after the regular maintenance on schedule, without your needing to reach out. We’ll take all the stress out of the task and ensure that your warranty doesn’t get voided!

BONUS: If you’re on our maintenance plan you are also eligible for priority service and discounts on any completed repairs.  Give Cross Heating a call and ask about our plans.

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