They did not tell me i needed a heat exchanger with the furnace when it ws installed. /why?Post created: 2013-05-22 Type of Equipment: Furnace Views: 165
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Very high humidity problem
On 2013-05-26 JB wrote:
Do you mean dehumidifier? The heat exchanger comes with every furnace (arguably the most important part) and is where the heat generated by burning the fuel conditions the air that flows through the ducts into the various rooms of the home.
If you are having trouble with humidity you need to install a dehumidifier, which will pull moisture from the air as it passes from the furnace to the ducts. I'm not sure why they would not have discussed including a humidifier other than that they maybe felt you didn't need one. I believe these are an add on piece of hardware, but you may want to call Carrier to be sure.
If you don't have a heat exchanger then there is something seriously wrong with the HVAC tech who sold you the furnace and installed it. If it came with a heat exchanger that is broken or faulty in some way then again you have a problem with the HVAC tech. Either way, if you have a problem with the heat exchanger this can be a very dangerous situation as dangerous gasses from combustion can enter the home. Turn the furnace off immediately and call in a certified HVAC tech. If you need to find one in your area go here: http://www.furnacecompare.com/perl/find_contractors.pl.
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.