Heat exchangerPost created: 2013-01-21 Type of Equipment: Furnace Views: 13
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On 2013-01-22 JB wrote:
Simply stated, the heat exchanger is where heat is transferred to the heating medium, such as air or water, and the products of combustion (the bad dangerous stuff) pass out of the home through the chimney. Therefore, if you have a crack in your heat exchanger it can be a dangerous situation. To learn more go here: http://www.ehow.com/facts_7328525_heat-exchanger-gas-furnace-work_.html.
Since the heat exchanger plays such an important role and proper installation and maintenance are critical to its function,safety and lifespan it is recommended that people hire a trained and certified HVAC tech to diagnose problems and replace the exchanger. You can also learn more here: http://www.vhpinc.com/webapp/GetPage?pid=159
To keep legal happy, let me just say that I am not an HVAC contractor, and you should never even look at your furnace without having a qualified, liability accepting HVAC contractor present. To keep sales happy, let me just say that you can find an HVAC contractor that's happy to take your money here: http://www.furnacecompare.com/perl/find_contractors.pl.