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 could be that the flue pipe was not sized properly. The heated exhaust could be cooling and condensing in the pipe, then streaming back into your furnace and leaking out.

Clogged Drain

Typically condensation from a high-efficiency furnace will flow out to a floor drain. If there is a clog in the line or the floor drain, it could be the culprit of a leak around your furnace. 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 caught with regular furnace tune-ups, but if your heating system is leaking water, the humidifier may be leaking inside the furnace. Water leaking into your heating system can cause major damage to the internal components so it’s ideal to call your furnace service expert right away if you think this could be your issue.

To make sure your heating system doesn’t spring a leak and that it’s all set to keep you 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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