What is a Furnace Heat Exchanger?

Furnace Heat Exchanger.

What is a Furnace Heat Exchanger?

What is a Furnace Heat Exchanger?

Furnace heat exchanger is a series of tubes or coils that are cycled repeatedly through the airflow inside your furnace to heat the air. It is designed to transfer heat throughout your home safely.

However, the heat that is being produced by most furnaces, is done by the burning of natural gas or propane. The heat exchanger is generally made with stainless steel and can withstand high temperatures up to 200Deg F. Unlike an older furnace, newer furnaces are designed with a primary and a secondary heat exchanger. With the new system design, this allows your furnace to operate over 90% efficiency and lower energy consumption.

What’s A Crack Furnace Heat Exchanger?

Crack Furnace Heat Exchanger

A crack furnace heat exchanger is the most dangerous event that can happen. In addition to this, a furnace will produce carbon monoxide due to the burning of fossil fuel. Therefore, in the event of a crack heat exchanger, the burned gas will enter your home by mixing with the supply air.  This is extremely dangerous to human health and can lead up to the death of an individual. Especially if too much carbon monoxide is being inhaled. But by having your yearly inspection done, this could save you from this potential danger by catching the problem early.

What Cause Your Furnace Heat Exchanger To Failed?.

All heat exchangers are designed to operate at a certain temperature. However, according to studies, operating your heating system with high temperatures is not good for your system. This is because it is the number one contributing factor to a failed heat exchanger. Also with the burned gas flowing through the heat exchanger, which is very toxic. Having any of this toxic gas mixed with the supply air will be dangerous for human health.

Your heating system relies a lot on your airflow to operate at a normal temperature. However, having too much heat on the heat exchanger can potentially damage the metal. Therefore, customers should pay close attention to their air filters and replace dirty filters to avoid the system from overheating.

Not servicing the furnace will contribute towards the failure of the heat exchanger. But by doing so may detect early signs of any potentials problems. So contact your local contractor and have them do a full inspection. This is very important to do because it could save you from getting seriously ill.

How To Check For A Crack Or A Failed Heat Exchanger?.

Customers will need a certified contractor to check their system in order to figure out these problems. However, there are some obvious signs which will let you know that your heat exchanger is having problems. Some of these are:

  • There are signs of water leaks within the blower compartment.
  • The flame rollout switch needs to be manually reset.
  • The flames are steady and being lazy.
  • The system is producing high carbon monoxide.

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