Why Your Furnace Could Be Leaking

October 30, 2016

Coming home to find water around your furnace is a homeowner’s nightmare. Is it a heating and cooling issue or plumbing problem? It could be either, but Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning is here with some HVAC issues that could cause a leaky furnace.

Condensation

A standard-efficiency furnace should not give off condensation so if your system does, it may be that the flue pipe was not sized properly. The heated exhaust could be cooling and condensing within the pipe, then draining 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 piping or the floor drain, it could be the culprit of a leak around your heating system. A seasonal tune-up from a furnace repair expert should help avoid this problem from happening. Unfortunately, lack of furnace maintenance might result in a clogged drain, resulting in wall, ceiling, or other damage to your home.

Humidifier

This issue should be discovered with seasonal HVAC system tune-ups, but if your heating equipment is leaking water, the humidifier might be leaking inside the heating equipment. Water leaking into your furnace can cause major damage to the internal components so it’s best to call your furnace service company right away if you think this could be your issue.

To make sure your heating equipment doesn’t spring a leak and that it’s ready to keep your family warm all winter long, call Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning in Canada 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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