Why Your Furnace Could Be Leaking

October 30, 2016

Finding water surrounding your furnace is a homeowner’s worst dream. Is it an HVAC (heating, ventilation, air conditioning) malfunction or plumbing issue? It could be either, but Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning is here with a couple HVAC issues that could cause a leaky furnace.

Condensation

Standard-efficiency heating equipment should not produce condensation so if yours does, it could be that the flue pipe was not sized correctly. The hot exhaust could be cooling and condensing inside 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 tubing or the floor drain, it could be the culprit of a leak around your heating equipment. A heating tune-up from a furnace repair expert should help prevent this problem from happening. Unfortunately, lack of furnace maintenance may cause a clogged drain, resulting in wood, ceiling, or other damage to the home.

Humidifier

This issue should be discovered with routine heating tune-ups, but if your furnace is leaking water, the humidifier might be leaking inside the heating equipment. Water leaking into your furnace can cause serious damage to the internal parts so it’s ideal to call your furnace service expert 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 all set to keep your home warm all winter long, call Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning in Orlando today. Our fall promotion is happening now and you can save on a fall tune-up or qualifying home comfort systems.

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