Here at Jerry Kelly, we make it a priority to ensure that our customers' furnaces operate as safely as possible. That's why when it comes to heat exchangers, we use the most advanced methods available to look for cracks that can threaten the safety of your home. Today we're going to talk about how we go about detecting cracked heat exchangers in order to guarantee the safety of furnaces in St. Louis area homes!
By the time a heat exchanger crack becomes large enough that it is easily detectible by the human eye, it has likely been allowing carbon monoxide to leak out for quite some time. That's because heat exchanger cracks typically start small and get worse and worse the longer that your furnace operates with them.
In order to keep your furnace running as safely as possible, it's best to detect heat exchanger cracks early before they contribute to long-term carbon monoxide exposure in your home's air.
Steve Miles, the General Manager of Jerry Kelly, is the inventor of a heat exchanger inspection tool called Visible Defects. This product uses a non-destructive ultraviolet dye that is applied onto your heat exchanger by your service technician. After the dye is applied, your technician will shine a UV light onto your heat exchanger that exposes even the tiniest of cracks.
Inspecting your furnace for heat exchanger cracks is one of the most important aspects of an annual tune-up from Jerry Kelly. By scheduling your tune-up every fall before the heating season, you can ensure that your furnace is operating safely and that your home is protected from dangerous carbon monoxide leaks.
If you have any questions about cracked heat exchanger detection, or if you'd like a heating system serviced or installed in your home, contact Jerry Kelly, your St. Charles heating and air conditioning contractor. We service the St. Louis area, including towns like Chesterfield, Clarkson Valley and Clayton.