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 problem? It could be either, but Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning is here with a couple HVAC issues that could be the culprit of a leaky furnace.

Condensation

A standard-efficiency heating system should not produce condensation so if yours does, it might be that the flue pipe was not sized properly. The hot exhaust could be cooling and condensing within 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 be the culprit of a leak around your furnace. A seasonal tune-up from a furnace repair contractor should help avoid this problem from occurring. Unfortunately, skipping furnace maintenance may cause a clogged drain, resulting in wood, ceiling, or other damage to your family’s home.

Humidifier

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

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

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