The heart and soul of your furnace is the heat exchanger. That’s because it performs two equally vital functions:
- Getting heated air safely into your living quarters;
- Safely releasing fossil fuel byproducts (soot, carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide, and water vapor) through your chimney.
What do both of the above functions have in common? Right: they both have an impact on the safety of your home and family. So with that much at stake, it makes only logical sense to make sure your heat exchanger is in the best possible shape. Hold that thought: we’ll get back to it in a minute.
Now, let’s have a look at how heat exchangers develop cracks in the first place. The number one cause, by far, is from overheating. And the number one cause of overheating is lack of sufficient airflow.
Which then begs the question: what causes a lack of sufficient airflow? Actually, in most cases, the cause is a dirty or clogged filter. It’s the simplest furnace component of all, the one any home owner can clean or replace, and yet you’d be amazed at the number of cracked heat exchangers we discover every single winter. Almost all of which could have been avoided by simple preventative maintenance.
You see, when a heat exchanger cracks, it can no longer effectively contain the fossil fuel byproducts mentioned earlier, including carbon monoxide. That allows them to escape into your home, and the consequences can be serious, even deadly.
So take it from us at Absolute Air, and start scheduling annual heating system preventative maintenance no less than once a year. With that one small and very affordable step, here’s what you can look forward to:
- Fewer (if any) repairs
- Longer system lifespan
- Added safety
- Cleaner indoor air
- Lower home heating costs
For the professional service you want and the added peace of mind we know you appreciate, contact Absolute Air today.