A cracked heat exchanger is every homeowner’s worst nightmare.
Heat exchangers are designed to withstand the extremes of constant expansion between two air streams. If your furnace runs too cold, it can risk corrosion. If your furnace runs too hot, it can risk stressing the heat exchanger, leading to cracks and possible carbon monoxide leaks.
Carbon monoxide is extremely hazardous to your health. It can cause headaches, shortness of breath, chest pain, dizziness, and even death.
The bottom line…
The older your furnace, the greater the chance of cracks developing in your heat exchanger.
Prevention is key…
By having an annual maintenance call on your furnace the technician is able to visually check the heat exchanger for cracks.
Too late, heat exchanger is already cracked…
If a technician finds a cracked heat exchanger, they are required by law to shut down your furnace and give it the infamous red tag.
You will then need to either replace the heat exchanger or even the furnace altogether.
Contact A1 today at 905-844-2949 for a Check, Clean and Safety Inspection.