Why Your Furnace Could Be Leaking

October 30, 2016

Coming home to find water around your furnace is a homeowner’s worst fear. Is it an HVAC (heating, ventilation, air conditioning) issue or plumbing problem? It could be either, but Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning is here with a few HVAC issues that could result in a leaky furnace.

Condensation

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

Clogged Drain

Usually condensation from a high-efficiency furnace flows out to a floor drain. If there is blockage in the piping or the floor drain, it could be the culprit of a leak around your furnace. A precision tune-up from a furnace repair expert should help prevent this problem from happening. Unfortunately, neglecting furnace maintenance could make you end up with a clogged drain, resulting in floor, ceiling, or other damage to your home.

Humidifier

This malfunction should be caught with routine furnace tune-ups, but if your heating equipment is leaking water, the humidifier might be leaking inside the heating system. Water leaking into your furnace can cause major damage to the internal elements so it’s ideal to call your furnace service company immediately 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 home warm all winter long, call Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning in Provo today. Our fall promotion is happening now and you can save on a Precision tune-up or qualifying HVAC systems.

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