What to Do in the Event of a Cracked Heat Exchanger

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Your home’s furnace provides warmth and comfort to your residence however, it can encounter various issues necessitating repair, part replacement, and general overall upkeep. Among these issues, a cracked heat exchanger can be quite hazardous and should be repaired by an HVAC trained professional as soon as you become aware of it.

Signs of a Cracked Heat Exchanger

Your furnace’s heat exchanger heats and cools air as you use your furnace. These temperature changes over long periods of time can weaken the metal that the heat exchanger is made of causing cracking. There are several signs that your furnace may have a cracked heat exchanger, including:

Why A Cracked Heat Exchanger is Dangerous

When your furnace’s heat exchanger is damaged it can release dangerous gases into your home causing the above-described ailments. These gases include nitrous and sulfur dioxide however, carbon monoxide can also be released and is very dangerous in high enough concentrations.


Cracks to your heat exchanger should not be ignored as they not only make your furnace inefficient they can also be a danger to your health. Jackson & Sons can help you with all your furnace repair and maintenance needs. Proudly serving residents of eastern North Carolina contact Jackson & Sons today to learn more.

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When you need heating or air conditioning repairs, maintenance or system replacements, you need a company you can count on for dependability and quality service. Contact us at Jackson & Sons at 919-734-9611. Our professional team of technicians look forward to providing energy efficient and cost effective solutions to keep your home or business comfortable at all times.

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