Why Your Furnace Could Be Leaking

October 30, 2016

Discovering water beneath your furnace is a homeowner’s worst fear. Is it a furnace problem or plumbing issue? 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 be the culprit of a leaky furnace.

Condensation

Standard-efficiency heating equipment should not produce condensation so if your system does, it may be that the flue pipe was not sized correctly. The warm exhaust could be cooling and condensing in the pipe, then flowing back into your heating equipment and leaking out.

Clogged Drain

The condensation from a high-efficiency furnace usually flows out to a floor drain. If there is an obstruction in the line or the floor drain, it could result in a leak around your heating equipment. A heating tune-up from a furnace repair technician should help avoid 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 the home.

Humidifier

This issue should be caught with seasonal HVAC system tune-ups, but if your furnace is leaking water, the humidifier may be leaking inside the furnace. Water leaking into your heating system can cause a lot of damage to the internal parts so it’s best to call your furnace service company immediately if you think this could be your issue.

To make sure your heating system doesn’t spring a leak and that it’s prepared to keep your home warm all winter long, call Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning in Raleigh today. Our fall promotion is happening now and you can save on a furnace tune-up or qualifying HVAC systems.

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