Why Your Heat Exchanger Should be Inspected

Why Your Heat Exchanger Should be Inspected

Every part of your heating system is important to its overall performance, but no single component is more important than its heat exchanger. It performs a dual function on your behalf: 

  • Safely moves heated air into and through your living spaces
  • Releases fossil fuel byproducts (soot, carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide, and water vapor) through your flue or chimney

As you can see, personal safety is at the core of everything your heat exchanger does.

And yet, left untouched and uninspected, your heat exchanger can crack and leak, usually caused by a lack of sufficient airflow. Poor airflow, in turn, is caused by a dirty, clogged filter.  That’s the simplest furnace component of all, the one any home owner can clean or replace, and yet you’d be amazed at how many cracked heat exchangers we discover every fall and winter. Almost always, it’s a problem that could have been avoided.

When a heat exchanger cracks, it can no longer effectively contain its fossil fuel byproducts, including carbon monoxide. That allows them to escape into your home – a clear health hazard for every member of your family.

So, take it from Air Professionals, and schedule our heating system cleaning and inspection service today. We recommend this type of preventive maintenance once a year, and so does your system manufacturer. In addition to added safety, you also can look forward to:

  • Fewer (if any) repairs
  • Longer system lifespan
  • Cleaner indoor air
  • Lower home heating costs

For the professional service you want and the added peace of mind we know you appreciate, contact Air Professionals today.