cracked heat exchanger

October 10, 2019

Cracked Heat Exchanger? Safety Precautions & Steps to Its Solution

Many homeowners are somewhat mystified by the way their furnaces work. They know that when the burners ignite, the fan comes on and the heat is distributed through the duct work. But there’s also a key part inside a furnace known as a heat exchanger. It’s important to know what it does, and how to detect the signs that all is not well with it. Read on for how to deal with a cracked heat exchanger. What a Heat Exchanger Does […]
November 4, 2014

4 Ways to Know if Your Heat Exchanger is Cracked and Needs Repair

The heat exchanger is the critical furnace component where hazardous combustion fumes are separated from the warmed air that gets circulated through a home. During normal use, a heat exchanger expands and contracts repeatedly as it heats up and cools down. Over time, this can lead to metal fatigue that results in cracks and separations. If you see any of the following four signs that the heat exchanger is cracked or damaged, contact a reputable HVAC contractor to repair it […]
March 19, 2013

Using the Right Expert to Diagnose a Red-Tagged Furnace Makes All the Difference

If your HVAC contractor red-tagged your furnace, would you trust his or her judgment call? Red-tagging, which often occurs as a result of a cracked heat exchanger, is an expensive problem and should be treated with careful consideration. By educating yourself on what constitutes a red-tagged furnace, you can feel confident in your contractor’s decision and take steps to remedy the situation. When should a furnace be red-tagged? When a furnace is red-tagged — or taken out of commission — […]