Cracked Heater Exchange Safety and Service

Winter is approaching and it’s time to check your heating. If you have a gas furnace you need to change the filter to a new one and have a certified HVAC service technician inspect all functions and parts. If your technician finds a cracked heater exchanger and advises you to change it, then the best thing to do is change it for a new one.

Trying to heat your home with a cracker heater exchange can be dangerous to the health of you and your family. There is no repair solid

Proper care and maintenance will prevent a rusted heat exchanger.

enough to provide absolute safety. A new heater exchange can be installed for a reasonable cost by a certified HVAC member so everything is up to standard code for complete safety.

A heater exchange is a metal part that separates the fire from the air stream that carries the heat throughout the home. Each room is provided with a certain amount of heating to raise the temperature to a comfort zone for easy living and sound sleep.  It provides a safe control of the fuel being burned and released from fossil fuels without having harmful affects.

If the heater exchange is cracked it can emit carbon monoxide into the home. Carbon monoxide is an odorless, colorless gas that creates severe health related problems. Everything from headaches, nausea, lethargic feelings and even death can occur if inhaled for any length of time.

If you have health related issue during the winter months, but feel better once you are breathing outside fresh air, you may want to have your furnace inspected before a far more serious health issue develops for the whole family. Check with your local furnace installer first, then with your family doctor.

Installing a carbon monoxide detector will help to prevent injuries before they become life threatening. They are easy to install and low priced for every budget. If you are uncomfortable with the HVAC installation your local HVAC service provder will be happy to install it for you.

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