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What Is the Heat Exchanger?

Heat Exchanger

Understanding your heating and air conditioning system doesn’t take rocket science. All it takes is a little effort on your part to brush up on some HVAC basics. For example, knowing the function and location of your unit’s heat exchanger can better able you to check up on your system and look for signs of malfunction or repair. Knowing a few simple HVAC facts can empower you to take action before serious damage is done to your system.

So What Is the Heat Exchanger, Exactly?

In simple terms, the heat exchanger is a component in your HVAC unit in which heat is transferred. In typical central gas units, the heat exchanger allows gas to be transferred into a liquid to heat your home efficiently. The heat exchanger ensures the two fluids (gas and liquid) don't mix. Without a functioning heat exchanger, the emitted energy can become compromised and even dangerous.

Interestingly, your AC unit uses the heat exchanger differently. The unwanted air is pumped out. Either way, heat exchangers are essential to a properly functioning unit. The heat exchanger is located on the outside of your system. Having a cracked or worn heat exchanger should be taken care of immediately by certified heating and air conditioning experts.

Is Something Wrong with Your HVAC Heat Exchanger?

Are you concerned there may be a problem with your system’s heat exchanger? The good news is you don’t have to figure it all out on your own! Contact our expert technicians at Morelli; we will assess your heat exchanger for maximum energy efficiency of your heating and air conditioning system.


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