Why Your Furnace Could Be Leaking

October 30, 2016

Coming home to find water beneath your furnace is a homeowner’s nightmare. Is it an HVAC (heating, ventilation, air conditioning) issue or plumbing malfunction? It’s hard to say for sure, but Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning is here with some HVAC issues that could be the culprit of a leaky furnace.

Condensation

Standard-efficiency heating equipment should not give off condensation so if your furnace does, it could 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

Usually condensation from a high-efficiency furnace flows out to a floor drain. If there is a clog in the piping or the floor drain, it could result in a leak around your heating system. A precision tune-up from a furnace repair contractor should help prevent this problem from taking place. Unfortunately, skipping furnace maintenance might result in a clogged drain, resulting in wood, ceiling, or other damage to the home.

Humidifier

This issue should be caught with seasonal furnace tune-ups, but if your heating equipment is leaking water, the humidifier could be leaking inside the heating system. Water leaking into your heating system can cause a lot of damage to the internal components so it’s ideal to call your furnace service expert immediately if you think this might 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 Naples today. Our fall promotion is happening now and you can save on a Precision tune-up or qualifying heating and air conditioning systems.

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