Why Your Furnace Could Be Leaking

October 30, 2016

Discovering water beneath your furnace is a homeowner’s nightmare. Is it an HVAC (heating, ventilation, air conditioning) malfunction or plumbing malfunction? 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 heating system should not produce condensation so if yours does, it might be that the flue pipe was not sized properly. The hot exhaust could be cooling and condensing in 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 blockage in the tubing or the floor drain, it could cause a leak around your heating equipment. A seasonal tune-up from a furnace repair expert should help avert this problem from happening. Unfortunately, skipping furnace maintenance could make you end up with a clogged drain, resulting in wood, ceiling, or other damage to the home.

Humidifier

This problem should be caught with regular HVAC system tune-ups, but if your heating equipment is leaking water, the humidifier could be leaking inside the furnace. Water leaking into your furnace can cause serious damage to the internal components so it’s ideal to call your furnace service company right away if you think this may 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 Alliance today. Our fall promotion is going on until November 25th and you can save on a fall tune-up or qualifying HVAC systems.