Here at Jerry Kelly Heating & Air Conditioning, 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 to guarantee the safety of furnaces in St. Louis area homes!

Heat exchanger cracks can be hard to detect

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.

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.

Visible Defects: Jerry Kelly Heating & Air Conditioning’s invention for cracked heat exchanger detection

Steve Miles, the General Manager of Jerry Kelly Heating & Air Conditioning, is the inventor of a heat exchanger inspection tool called Visible Defects. This product uses a non-destructive ultraviolet dye that is applied to 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.

Detect heat exchanger cracks early with annual tune-ups

Inspecting your furnace for heat exchanger cracks is one of the most important aspects of an annual tune-up from Jerry Kelly Heating & Air Conditioning. 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 Heating & Air Conditioning, your St. Charles heating and air conditioning contractor. We service the St. Louis area, including towns like Chesterfield, Clarkson Valley, and Clayton.

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