Why Your Furnace Could Be Leaking

October 30, 2016

Discovering water surrounding your furnace is a homeowner’s nightmare. Is it an HVAC (heating, ventilation, air conditioning) malfunction or plumbing issue? 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 result in a leaky furnace.

Condensation

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

Clogged Drain

The condensation from a high-efficiency furnace usually flows 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 precision tune-up from a furnace repair contractor should help prevent this problem from occurring. Unfortunately, lack of furnace maintenance may cause a clogged drain, resulting in wood, ceiling, or other damage to the home.

Humidifier

This problem should be discovered with regular 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 best to call your furnace service expert immediately if you think this might 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 going on now and you can save on a Precision tune-up or qualifying home comfort systems.

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