Many people in the HVAC industry know that heat exchangers are crucial components in furnaces, and that proper maintenance, monitoring, and issue prevention are key to keeping furnaces working and homeowners healthy. Few know, however, that heat exchangers are far more common than that, and are used in a great many systems to preserve energy. As your nationwide experts in heat exchanger training, we know a thing or two about heat exchangers of all sorts; here is a little more about how heat exchangers work and why we use them at all:
HEAT EXCHANGERS: WHY & HOW
The Metaphorical How
While basic, the above metaphor serves to illuminate the essential structure of the heat exchanger: As two elements flow through the exchanger, one charges the other with a transfer of energy, yet the elements do not intermingle. In most furnaces, the basic principle is that heat is generated by the burning of natural gas, which in turn heats air or water flowing through the heat exchanger; obviously, we don’t want natural gas, or the carbon monoxide created when it is burned, intermingling with the heat that will be dispersed throughout the home.
That is why Heat Exchanger Experts was formed, and the reason why we continue to provide HVAC technicians across the country with hands-on heat exchanger training.