Why Your Furnace Could Be Leaking

October 30, 2016

Coming home to find water surrounding your furnace is a homeowner’s nightmare. Is it an HVAC (heating, ventilation, air conditioning) problem or plumbing issue? It could be either, but Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning is here with a few 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 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 an obstruction 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 contractor should help prevent this problem from occurring. Unfortunately, lack of furnace maintenance might result in a clogged drain, resulting in floor, ceiling, or other damage to the home.

Humidifier

This problem 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 heating system can cause major damage to the internal elements so it’s ideal to call your furnace service company immediately if you think this might be your issue.

To make sure your heating equipment doesn’t spring a leak and that it’s ready to keep you 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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