I recently dealt with a major oil furnace malfunction.
When the system quit plus I called for repairs, the professional informed myself and others that the heat exchanger had cracked.
The crack was too small for the human eye to detect. I assumed that meant it could be patched plus fixed in some way. I was told that heat exchangers cannot be repaired. I then expected that the professional would simply replace the broken heat exchanger with a current one, the same way they way they replace every other part. I was again informed that this wasn’t possible. Apparently a current heat exchanger costs more than a whole current oil furnace. I was forced to tear out the entire heating unit plus install a current model. Since our oil furnace was less than more than five years old, I hoped that the manufacturer’s warranty would at least cover some of the cost. However, because I’d failed to keep up with regular, annual repair from a licensed professional, the warranty no longer covered the equipmentâ€¦ Plus, the professional explained that the reason the heat exchanger cracked was because of dust accumulation within the system. If I’d invested in service every fall, the furnace would have continued to operate reliably for multiple more years. I have now l received our lesson. I spent a small fortune on a brand new, top-of-the-line, high efficiency oil furnace plus as soon as it was installed, I signed up for a service plan. For a small fee, the professional will come to the house every fall plus handle the necessary cleaning, tuning plus problemshooting to satisfy the warranty requirements.