Why Your Furnace Could Be Leaking

October 30, 2016

Finding water beneath your furnace is a homeowner’s worst fear. Is it a furnace issue or plumbing problem? 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 properly. The warm exhaust could be cooling and condensing inside the pipe, then flowing back into your heating equipment 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 tubing or the floor drain, it could cause a leak around your heating equipment. A heating tune-up from a furnace repair technician should help prevent 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 problem should be caught with seasonal HVAC system tune-ups, but if your furnace is leaking water, the humidifier could be leaking inside the furnace. 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 could be your issue.

To make sure your furnace 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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