Why Your Furnace Could Be Leaking

October 30, 2016

Finding water beneath your furnace is a homeowner’s worst fear. Is it an HVAC (heating, ventilation, air conditioning) problem or plumbing malfunction? 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

A standard-efficiency furnace should not have condensation so if your furnace does, it might be that the flue pipe was not sized properly. The hot exhaust could be cooling and condensing in the pipe, then streaming back into the furnace and leaking out.

Clogged Drain

Typically condensation from a high-efficiency furnace will flow out to a floor drain. If there is blockage in the line or the floor drain, it could cause a leak around your heating equipment. A precision tune-up from a furnace repair contractor should help avoid this problem from taking place. Unfortunately, neglecting furnace maintenance could make you end up with a clogged drain, resulting in wall, ceiling, or other damage to your family’s home.

Humidifier

This issue should be caught with routine HVAC system 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 major damage to the internal parts so it’s ideal to call your furnace service technician immediately if you think this may be your issue.

To make sure your furnace doesn’t spring a leak and that it’s prepared to keep your family warm all winter long, call Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning in Gainesville today. Our fall promotion is going on until November 25th and you can save on a fall tune-up or qualifying home comfort systems.

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