Why Your Furnace Could Be Leaking

October 30, 2016

Coming home to find water beneath your furnace is a homeowner’s nightmare. Is it a furnace malfunction or plumbing malfunction? It’s hard to confirm without an expert doing an inspection, but Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning is here with a couple HVAC issues that could cause a leaky furnace.

Condensation

Standard-efficiency heating equipment should not give off condensation so if yours does, it may be that the flue pipe was not sized correctly. The hot exhaust could be cooling and condensing inside the pipe, then streaming back into the furnace and leaking out.

Clogged Drain

Typically condensation from a high-efficiency furnace will flow out to a floor drain. If there is an obstruction in the tubing or the floor drain, it could be the culprit of a leak around your heating system. A seasonal tune-up from a furnace repair technician should help avert this problem from taking place. Unfortunately, neglecting furnace maintenance could make you end up with a clogged drain, resulting in wood, ceiling, or other damage to your home.

Humidifier

This problem should be found with regular furnace tune-ups, but if your furnace is leaking water, the humidifier may be leaking inside the heating system. Water leaking into your furnace can cause major damage to the internal components so it’s ideal to call your furnace service expert right away if you think this might be your issue.

To make sure your heating system doesn’t spring a leak and that it’s all set to keep your family warm all winter long, call Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning in North America today. Our fall promotion is going on until November 25th and you can save on a Precision tune-up or qualifying home comfort systems.

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