heat exchanger

November 28, 2017

Common Heat Exchanger Issues

Your gas furnace’s heat exchanger plays an important role when it comes to delivering reliable heat. This crucial component extracts heat from passing exhaust gases and transfers that heat to the indoor air passing over it. It’s not unusual for heat exchangers to develop the following issues at some point in their working lifespan. Rust and Corrosion Heat exchangers are particularly vulnerable to rust damage and corrosion, usually from exposure to excess moisture. In many cases, corrosion can form when […]
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 […]
February 27, 2014

Red-Tagged Furnace or Water Heater? Now What?

Learning that you have a red-tagged furnace or water heater isn’t good news because it usually means that the appliance isn’t safe to operate. For example, gas furnaces can develop cracks in the heat exchanger that can emit carbon monoxide (CO) into your home’s air supply. while a water heater that’s not venting properly can do the same. CO is a serious health hazard because it can be lethal with prolonged or heavy exposure. When a plumber or HVAC contractor […]
January 16, 2014

Had Your Annual Service Call? It’s Never Too Late

While we’re already well into winter in Georgia, does that mean it’s too late to have an annual service call for your forced-air furnace or heat pump system? Certainly not. The Annual Service Call Preventive maintenance takes a proactive approach to protecting the investment you have in your HVAC system. If the installation is taken for granted until it fails, it’s very likely to fail sooner rather than later. The objectives are: To maintain peak efficiency. To avert system failures. To […]