How to Determine If You Have a Cracked Heat Exchanger

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A heat exchanger is an essential component of a heating system. It’s responsible for transferring heat from the burning fuel to the air that is circulated throughout the home. A cracked heat exchanger can be a serious problem, since it can allow dangerous gasses, such as carbon monoxide, to leak into your home. If you suspect a problem, contact Dixie Electric, Plumbing & Air to schedule your heat exchanger repair immediately.

Here are some steps you can follow to determine if you have a cracked heat exchanger:

  • Look for visible signs of damage: One of the first things you should do is visually inspect the heat exchanger for any visible signs of damage, such as cracks, holes or leaks.
  • Listen for unusual noises: If it is cracked, you may hear unusual sounds like knocking, banging or clunking coming from your furnace.
  • Monitor your carbon monoxide detector: A cracked heat exchanger will allow carbon monoxide to leak into your home. Therefore, it is important to have a carbon monoxide detector installed and check it regularly to ensure it is functioning properly. If the detector goes off, this could be a sign that you have a defected one.
  • Look for other signs of carbon monoxide poisoning: If you have a cracked heat exchanger, it is possible that you or your family members may experience symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning. If anyone is experiencing dizziness, fatigue, headaches or nausea, with no other explanation, it’s worth having the professionals at Dixie Electric, Plumbing & Air inspect your heat exchanger. Dixie’s trained technicians have the necessary tools and expertise to accurately diagnose the problem and recommend the appropriate course of action.

If you do determine that you have a cracked heat exchanger, it is important to address the problem as soon as possible. It is not only a serious safety hazard but can also cause damage to your heating system if left unrepaired. 

Call Dixie Electric, Plumbing & Air to inspect your furnace today. They will complete a comprehensive inspection and determine if your heat exchanger needs repaired.