Whatever you are using to heat your house is important in the winter months. The weather outside is cold enough that it is not something that you want to experience inside your home as well. Although most people love the winter for what it brings to the world and what it means for the holidays, you want to make sure your furnace is working and that it is keeping you comfortable in your home. The furnace will work to warm the house and make sure you have a place to warm up when the cold sets in. The furnace will work best if you are maintaining it and making repairs as needed. The furnace should work well and last many years as long as you care for it. You also need to know what could be wrong and what you need to do if you run into a problem. The heat exchanger is one part that you need to know more about. Air Supply Heating & Air Conditioning outlines what to do if your heat exchanger gets cracked or damaged.
Heat Exchanger Furnace Design
There are lots of working parts to a furnace that can cause trouble or become damaged. One of the main and most important parts of the furnace is called a heat exchanger. This is a piece that has tubing that goes up and down and is often encased. This part is necessary to ensure that the heat is able to be moved into the house. The way that it works is the gas is ignited and the air is then heated. The exchanger will take the air that has been heated and it will move it through the tubing and then allow it to go into the house so that it can warm the house up the desired temperature.
What Causes a Cracked Heat Exchanger?
There are lots of things that can cause a heat exchange to become damaged or cracked but one is the most common. The exchanger cannot overheat and if it does the casing can crack. The overheating will only occur when the air flow is being stopped up. The air flow should be able to flow freely and if it is not too much heat gets trapped. The most common reason for overheating is when the filters are not changed out often. A dirty filter is enough to prevent the air from flowing properly. This can then lead to the heat exchanger to overheat and then crack.
Cracked Heat Exchanger Symptoms
The first and most common sign that you have a damaged or cracked heat exchanger is you will not get the heat you should. This can mean that your house is staying cold and would mean you need to call a professional HVAC company. They can come out to determine the problem and replace the heat exchanger if it is damaged.
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Red tagging a furnace is characterized by the literal installation of a red tag on the heating equipment, stating that it has been shut down and is dangerous to operate unless repaired or replaced. The good news is that routine maintenance tune ups can help you prevent a cracked heat exchanger. Air Supply Heating & Air Conditioning can meet all your HVAC needs. Contact us to schedule your next appointment today.