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Is any rust acceptable?

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2000 Carrier 120,000 BTU mid effciency furnace. Airconditioning system above heat exchanger leaked and I found rusting of the heat exchanger. Obviously rust is bad, how much is 'observe' bad and how much is 'replace now' bad?

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I'd say the situation in your picture is fix-the-problem-and-don't-let-it-continue-to-worsen bad.

Or, if you're less bold than I, it's call-an-HVAC-contractor-to-make-sure-it's-ok-then,-if-it-is,-fix-the-problem-and-don't-let-it-continue-to-worsen bad.

- Jim Katen, Oregon

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Is rust going to cure itself if left alone and checked 3,6 or 12 months later?

How much water went behind the cover vs in the area you can see?

Call the HVAC guy.

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