Unfortunately, rust formation in or on the surface of your electric or gas furnace isn’t uncommon. It seems virtually all furnaces will eventually develop some rust, even if you take terrific care of your system. In most cases, rust shows up on furnaces when they’re exposed to too much water. The most important thing to know is that if your rust develops at an average pace, your furnace will still give you several years of good use. However, if you notice any abnormal rust development, it would be wise to immediately track down the source of the issue.
What Are Other Reasons for Rust?
It is possible that rust on the furnace may be caused by condensation dripping from an improperly installed air conditioner. If your ducts are not properly sealed, moisture can then move into the ducts and collect as condensation and start to affect the furnace. Rust and corrosion are just too big of a risk for your furnace, as they can also cause gases to leak into your home. If you notice significant rusting, you should call for a professional for an evaluation.
What Can Be Done to Delay Rust?
There are things that you can do to delay the formation of rust. These include keeping a sharp eye out for some possible warning signs and keeping up with regular maintenance. Everything ages and furnaces are no exception. If rust starts to affect your furnace’s normal workings, it’s time to call a professional. If your furnace is more than 15 years old, you should consider replacing it, as the increased efficiency that a modern model offers will pay for itself quickly.
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If you notice rust around your furnace in Maine, it’s time to call Dog House. We have over 10 years of experience and have been offering customers world-class service and exceptional support for all their HVAC needs. We offer all residential HVAC services, as well as plumbing and indoor air quality services. For more information or to schedule service, reach out to Dog House today!