what is a heat exchanger in a gas furnace
Gas or Propane furnaces contain heat exchangers that produce heat when the gas or propane is burned or combusted. The combusted or by products of the fuel being utilized in the furnace produces fumes that should be vented to the outdoors. As the heat exchangers wear and rust from use, they become susiptible to holes. Holes are bad!
In the attached picture you can see the rusted metal that has fallen off into the heat exchanger baffles. The rusted metal produces holes in the heat exchanger that can allow dangerous carbon monoxide poison to enter the heated air that enters a home or business.
Please have your older gas furnace checked out or inspected annually for your safety!
If you need help call us at (405)618-2AIR or visit our website at airokc.com today and schedule an appointment.
Natural Gas and Propane Furnaces in Oklahoma have a heat exchanger. “A furnace heat exchanger is a set of tubes or coils that are looped repeatedly through the air flow inside your furnace for the purpose of heating the air. The furnace heat exchanger is the part of your furnace that actually heats the air!”
If you have a HVAC technician and or a HVAC Contractor tell you “You have a bad heat exchanger” have them provide proof or least try to provide proof before you spend the money for a new furnace. The attached picture is of a heat exchanger that has developed a hole. A hole in the heat exchanger allows fuel combusted air to enter the heated air and this is not good. Why? Because it could contain carbon monoxide. The typical sources of CO or Carbon Monoxide in homes are malfunctioning gas furnaces, gas stoves, water heaters, clothes dryers, and even improperly vented fireplaces. Making matters worse, many of today’s energy-efficient homes minimize outside air exchange and cross-ventilation, giving CO no chance to exit once it enters the home.
So please have your furnace inspected or checked once a year by a licensed HVAC professional to keep your home or business safe.
For a Free 2nd Opinion on the condition of your furnace heat exchanger or to schedule a 26-point gas/propane furnace inspection/check-up call 405-618-2247 today. (Especially if your gas or propane furnace is over 10 years old.)
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