Do You Have a Cracked Furnace Heat Exchanger?

Do You Have a Cracked Furnace Heat Exchanger?

You should always want your Loomis, CA home to be as safe as possible. As winter approaches, there are a few things that you should know about when it comes to home safety. With your furnace working overtime as the weather gets chilly, it’s possible that it may struggle or malfunction if it hasn’t been inspected or tuned-up by a professional. If you need maintenance or repairs before winter, be sure to call Crystal Blue Plumbing, Heating & Air for assistance! In the meantime, checking your heat exchanger for cracks should be on your list.

The Dangers of a Cracked Furnace Heat Exchanger

If you are experiencing any of these problems in your Loomis, CA home, call Crystal Blue Plumbing, Heating & Air ASAP to schedule your service! Without professional attention, small problems can escalate and put your home and loved ones at risk.

Flame Change

Out of all the potentially dangerous situations that could arise from your old furnace, this one is the most dangerous. You should inspect your pilot regularly, and take note of its color. If the flame is blue, you can have peace of mind knowing that the gases inside your furnace are working together in perfect harmony. If you see that the light is yellow, it means that the balance is off and that carbon monoxide may be leaking into your home. Carbon monoxide can be dangerous and fatal for your family, so check your pilot light often. Any change at all – like a yellow or orange flame – it a major cause for concern.

Cracks and Damages

Keep watch for issues with your furnace. External damages often reflect internal issues and shouldn’t be taken lightly. Stress cracks or other wears and tears should be assessed by a professional before they worsen.


Buildup on your furnace means that your heating system is no longer able to burn properly or cleanly. This can be a sign that you need burner replacement or that you have a cracked heat exchanger. Either way, Crystal Blue can help!

Strange Smells

This is often the most obvious sign of an issue. If your heat exchanger is cracked, it will produce a strong, unpleasant smell. The odor can cause a wide range of symptoms throughout family members and pets, so it’s best to call Crystal Blue if you smell something strange in your Loomis, CA home.

Physical Issues

If your furnace has any physical problems, you should call a Crystal Blue professional to assess the damage. It’s also important to keep an eye out for physical symptoms in members of the household. Eye or sinus irritation, disorientation, drowsiness are often symptoms of furnace issues and shouldn’t be taken lightly.

Don’t Worry – Call Crystal Blue

At Crystal Blue Plumbing, Heating & Air, our main goal is keeping you and your loved ones both safe and comfortable in your home. If you think that there’s a problem with your furnace, don’t wait for it to get worse. Call one of our heating experts today! We are qualified to help you with any furnace issues that you may be experiencing. Our fully trained professionals will be able to locate the problem and go over your options with you.

Is Your Water Heater Struggling?

Is Your Water Heater Struggling?

Crystal Blue Can Help!


Cold showers? Water puddles? If you’re experiencing issues with your water heater, you may want to consider replacement. Here are some ways that an upgrade can benefit you!

Benefits of a Water Heater Upgrade

Energy Efficiency

Did you know water heaters that are old, outdated, or running inefficiently use much more energy than they need to?  A newer system will work much more efficiently and safely.

Save Money

A recent report suggests that a typical family who has a tankless water heater installed into their home can save more than $100 per year in gas bills compared to a family who uses a standard water heating system. Larger families can save even more than this.

Save Energy

As noted above, the “on-demand” function of tankless water heaters means that the heaters are not an energy consumption liability. With tankless water heaters being up to 96% efficient (conventional tanks have an efficiency rate of 60-65%), you will be able to significantly reduce the high levels of energy and water typically consumed by conventional heaters.

Endless Hot Water

Tired of having to take cold showers after someone in your home has used up all of the hot water? Well, tankless water heaters have an endless supply of hot water, so that never has to happen again!

Save Space

Trying to free up some space in your home or business? Tankless water heaters can easily be mounted onto walls, as well as outside of your home. Unlike conventional water heaters, many smaller tankless units can be installed under cabinets or in a closet.


Unlike traditional water heaters that have an average lifespan of 8 to 12 years, tankless water heaters have a life expectancy of more than 20 years. If you’re thinking of selling your home, this will certainly add to a home’s resale value.

No More Leaks

When a traditional water heater leaks or fails, it can damage and flood your home with tens of gallons of water. 

When you’re experiencing issues with your water heater, call Crystal Blue today. We’re ready to help!