With cooler temperatures fast approaching, now is the time to ensure that your furnace and heat exchanger are working correctly and producing the correct amount of heat to keep your home warm and cozy this winter. There are a number of reasons that could cause your furnace to malfunction including problems with your thermostat. Your furnace also uses a series of mechanical parts to operate efficiently and just like your other major appliances; the components that make up your furnace will break down and require repairs or replacement. Keeping your furnace regularly inspected and well maintained will extend the lifespan of the unit but as your system ages it is highly probably that you will need to call in the experts at Ambient Heating & Air Conditioning for professional repairs or replacements.
Heat Exchanger Working Principles
According to the knowledgeable professionals at Ambient Heating & Air Conditioning, one of the most common furnace repairs is not just mechanical issues such as those that occur with the motor or fan but repairs to the heat exchanger. Your heat exchanger is the chamber that when functioning correctly will perform the task of moving the heat of combustion gas to the air that enters and warms your home.
Importance of Faulty or Cracked Heat Exchanger Repair
When you heat exchange is working correctly it will allow combustion gas to begin its journey entering your furnace heat exchange. From the exchange the gas will raise the temperature of the exchanger walls before transferring the heat to the air that is blown around the exchanger. Once the gas begins to cool down, its moves through the heat exchanger and exits your home through an exhaust flue. If your heat exchange begins a process known as corrosion (a reaction that occurs with the combustion of gas) the force of the expanding gas can cause it to heat up and crack. This can be dangerous as the cracks will eventually lead to dangerous and toxic exhaust fumes such as carbon monoxide leaking into your home.
How to Tell if a Heat Exchanger is Cracked
How do you know your heat exchanger is cracked or damaged? There are a number of warning signs that you should never ignore including a loud clicking noise before your blower fan turns on, corrosion on your furnace or any fluctuations in the readings of your carbon monoxide detectors. If you notice any of these signs call the knowledgeable experts at Ambient Heating & Air Conditioning immediately for 24 hour emergency repairs.
Never Attempt DIY Furnace & Heat Exchanger Repairs
Attempting repairs on your own is not only tricky it can place you and your family in danger. It is never a good idea to tinker with any appliances connected to a main gas line without the necessary tools and professional training. Your Ambient Heating & Air Conditioning professionals have the necessary training, experience, and expertise needed to repair your heat exchanger and furnace safely.
Furnace Installation, Repair & Maintenance in Springfield, Granby, Holyoke, South Hadley, Monson, Chicopee & Agawam Massachusetts
If you experience issues with your furnace, turn of the gas power immediately and call your Ambient Heating & Air Conditioning expert.To learn more about furnace and heat exchanger inspections, maintenance, repairs, replacement and new installation, contact the knowledgeable experts at Ambient Heating & Air Conditioning today.