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Cracked Heat Exchanger Overview

Cracked heat exchangers are a frequent furnace loss seen in the winter months. Heat exchangers are vital components located in the furnace, and often fail due to typically non-covered causes of loss such as age related wear and tear, lack of maintenance and improper installation. Additionally, cracked heat exchangers are potentially dangerous to the home and it is nearly impossible to diagnose if a heat exchanger is cracked through a visual inspection alone. For this reason, it is essential for property adjusters to understand the function of a heat exchanger and to know when to seek the help of experts for an onsite investigation. Our heat exchanger overview highlights how this essential component operates and dives into the top 3 causes of cracked heat exchangers.

Looking for more information on heat exchangers? Check out our blog on Thermal Fatigue in HVAC Heat Exchangers.

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