Westland Heating, Air Conditioning and Plumbing Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Heat Exchanger’

Problems with Your Heat Exchanger?

Monday, January 27th, 2020

We’re going to talk a bit today about what a heat exchanger is, the problems that can arise in a heat exchanger, and how these problems can be dangerous if left alone. Don’t panic—this can be safely and easily addressed when you call an HVAC professional to fix the furnace.

The truth is, gas furnaces aren’t inherently dangerous devices. But through neglect and disrepair, they can quickly become a huge problem when it comes to safety.

A problem with your heat exchanger requires heater repair in Fairview Park, OH or perhaps the immediate need for a heater replacement. This will vary from situation to situation. Luckily, our professionals are trained and certified in furnace care to the point where they can provide you the options you need when the time comes.

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Westlake Heating Question: What is a Heat Exchanger?

Monday, December 17th, 2012

All home comfort system installations should be handled by qualified professionals, as should any necessary maintenance and repair services. But every homeowner can benefit by having a basic understanding of some of the components that make up their heating and air conditioning systems. At Westland Heating and Air Conditioning, we like to keep our clients well informed. Here is some information about heat exchangers for you to review.

A heat exchanger is basically a device that allows for the transfer of heat from one liquid to another. You can find heat exchangers in your heaters, air conditioners, refrigeration equipment and even in your refrigerator. These devices may use water, steam or refrigerant as the heat exchange fluid. There are many different types of heat exchangers, but they all perform a very similar function of heat transfer between two liquid sources.

Take, for example, the operation of an air conditioner. The liquid refrigerant in the outdoor unit is sent through the evaporator coil. The evaporator coil absorbs heat from the surrounding air, and this turns the liquid into a gas. The gas absorbs heat from the air as it is pulled through the system, leaving behind cooled air. During heating the process is reversed, and heat from the gas is simply put into the air being dispersed throughout your home.

We hope that this information has given you some idea about how the heat exchanger that you depend on for your comfort and convenience works. If you have any further questions about the operation of your heat exchanger, contact the experts at Westland Heating and Air Conditioning. We are always happy to help our customers in Westlake, OH better understand how their heating and air conditioning systems work.

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