Should I Replace My Cracked Heat Exchanger?

cracked heat exchanger
At Andersen Heating & Cooling, one the most common HVAC issues we see affecting our customers is a cracked or damaged heat exchanger. This can be a serious problem for your Charlotte home if left unattended. Read on for Andersen’s tips on how to deal with a cracked heat exchanger.

Why do heat exchangers crack in Charlotte?

There are multiple factors that can play a part in damaging the heat exchanger. Over time, the chemicals naturally produced by the equipment will corrode its components. In addition, a clogged air filter can overheat the heat exchanger by restricting airflow throughout the HVAC system. Finally, if your heat exchanger is made of cheap, low quality materials, it won’t be able to withstand the rigors of intensive winter use year after year.

Cracked heat exchanger issues

Aside from affecting your comfort, cracked heat exchangers are a health hazard for you and your family. A crack can cause carbon monoxide to leak into the living areas of your home. Carbon monoxide is an odorless, tasteless gas that is toxic to humans and their pets. As a first line of defense, equip your home with carbon monoxide detectors to alert you to leaks.

Replace your heat exchanger with Andersen Heating & Cooling

While carbon monoxide detectors are essential for home safety, cracked heat exchangers require replacement. When it comes time to replace yours, you need to have it installed by professional HVAC experts. That’s where the Andersen team comes in. With over 30 years of experience serving the Charlotte area, our technicians will provide the best service and installation of your new heat exchanger. Nonetheless, there comes a time when fixing part of the problem may not cut it anymore. If your heating system is over 10 years old, it most likely won’t be able to meet your needs no matter how new the heat exchanger is. Don’t settle for an HVAC system that costs more in repairs than it’s worth. Make the switch to a new, high-efficiency furnace from Andersen for long-lasting comfort in your home.

Call Andersen Heating & Cooling for your furnace replacement or repair today!

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