Why Your Furnace Could Be Leaking

October 30, 2016

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

Condensation

Standard-efficiency heating equipment should not give off condensation so if your system does, it may be that the flue pipe was not sized correctly. The heated exhaust could be cooling and condensing inside the pipe, then draining back into your furnace and leaking out.

Clogged Drain

Typically condensation from a high-efficiency furnace will flow out to a floor drain. If there is a clog in the line or the floor drain, it could cause a leak around your furnace. A seasonal tune-up from a furnace repair expert should help prevent this problem from taking place. Unfortunately, skipping furnace maintenance may cause a clogged drain, resulting in wall, ceiling, or other damage to your home.

Humidifier

This issue should be found with seasonal furnace tune-ups, but if your heating system is leaking water, the humidifier could be leaking inside the furnace. Water leaking into your heating system can cause major damage to the internal elements 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 family warm all winter long, call Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning in Charlotte today. Our fall promotion is going on now and you can save on a Precision tune-up or qualifying heating and air conditioning systems.

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