There are a number of things that can go wrong with your furnace every winter. One problem you want to avoid like the plague is a cracked heat exchanger. This is an important part of your furnace because it keeps all the gasses like carbon monoxide inside the furnace and out of your home. When you have a cracked heat exchanger, it can mean bad news for your home. Air Supply Heating & Air Conditioning is here to share the signs that indicate there is a crack in your heat exchanger.
Signs Your Heat Exchanger is Cracked
If you ever notice that there are any signs that could indicate a problem with your heat exchanger, it is important that your turn off your heat immediately to get to the bottom of it. Because carbon monoxide is a dangerous, odorless gas that can leak from the crack, the problem shouldn’t be ignored. Following are some of the signs that you should be looking for.
– Foul Odor from Furnace: While carbon monoxide is an odorless gas, and you can’t smell it when it is in your home, there are still abnormal smells that come from the heat exchanger when it has a crack. If you smell something that is strong and wreaks of chemicals, it could be a crack in that heat exchanger.
– Furnace Soot Buildup: Did you know that soot is actually burnt carbon? So, it’s no wonder that when you have a cracked heat exchanger and carbon monoxide is leaking out, that you would have soot all over the inside of your furnace. If you don’t have a cracked heat exchanger, it could an issue with your burners. If the burners aren’t adjusted properly, it can cause issues. Both of these problems can lead to carbon monoxide gases escaping.
– Furnace Leaking Water: While a little bit of water around your furnace could be caused by condensation, it could also be caused by a crack in the heat exchanger. Even if you are only experiencing a bit of condensation, you need to have it checked by a professional.
Physical Signs of Carbon Monoxide Poisoning
It’s no secret that carbon monoxide can lead to hospitalizations and death. This odorless, colorless gas is extremely toxic. Here are some symptoms you may experience if you have carbon monoxide poisoning.
– Unexplained fatigue
– Eye/nose irritation
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If you have any inkling that there is something wrong with your furnace, you can call on the professionals at Air Supply Heating & Air Conditioning to help you get the problem solved. We will thoroughly inspect your furnace and give you our professional opinion as to how you should proceed. If a repair is needed, we can handle it. If you are facing a full furnace replacement, you can count on us for that too. Call us today!