FURNACE REPAIR · HEATING · HVAC SYSTEM · INDOOR AIR QUALITY * HEAT EXCHANGERS
HOW HEAT EXCHANGERS WORK
Heat exchangers are an essential part of any furnace. Put simply, they work by heating and transferring warm air from your furnace to your home. They’re typically made out of some type of metal, and also work by separating the air from the heat source in the furnace. Sometimes they will crack, either because they have been installed improperly, damaged during shipping or from running the furnace at higher temperatures than it can handle.
Cracked heat exchangers in a gas furnace can be extremely dangerous and therefore should be fixed immediately. The main risk is carbon monoxide, which can get into the air in your furnace and can also be pumped throughout your home. Colourless and odourless, carbon monoxide is a poisonous gas that can be a silent killer.
You should have your gas furnace inspected regularly. Homeowners should also watch for any changes in the colour or activity of the flame in your furnace’s blower. If it changes color or also flickers unusually it could be an indication that there is a crack in your heat exchanger.
In choosing a furnace, you should consider the type of heat exchanger as there are several brands to choose from.
Whatever brand you choose, make sure you use a qualified company to install the system, as installation is a key component to ensuring your HVAC system works properly and doesn’t cost you money in lost energy. A system that has been improperly installed is one of the main reasons why your heat
exchanger may crack.
Call Green Heating and Cooling and let them help you decide what heat exchangers work best for your family!