Why Your Furnace Could Be Leaking

October 30, 2016

Coming home to find water beneath your furnace is a homeowner’s worst fear. Is it an HVAC (heating, ventilation, air conditioning) malfunction or plumbing issue? It could be either, 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 produce condensation so if your furnace does, it might be that the flue pipe was not sized right. The warm exhaust could be cooling and condensing within the pipe, then draining 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 blockage in the line or the floor drain, it could result in a leak around your heating system. A precision tune-up from a furnace repair expert should help prevent this problem from taking place. Unfortunately, lack of furnace maintenance could make you end up with a clogged drain, resulting in wall, ceiling, or other damage to your family’s home.

Humidifier

This problem should be discovered with regular HVAC system tune-ups, but if your heating system is leaking water, the humidifier may be leaking inside the heating system. Water leaking into your furnace can cause major damage to the internal parts so it’s ideal to call your furnace service company immediately if you think this may be your issue.

To make sure your furnace 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 Girard today. Our fall promotion is happening now and you can save on a fall tune-up or qualifying heating and air conditioning systems.

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