Why Your Furnace Could Be Leaking

October 30, 2016

Discovering water surrounding your furnace is a homeowner’s nightmare. Is it a heating and cooling malfunction or plumbing malfunction? It could be either, but Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning is here with a couple HVAC issues that could cause a leaky furnace.

Condensation

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

Clogged Drain

Usually condensation from a high-efficiency furnace flows out to a floor drain. If there is a clog in the piping or the floor drain, it could be the culprit of a leak around your heating equipment. A seasonal tune-up from a furnace repair expert should help prevent this problem from happening. Unfortunately, skipping furnace maintenance may cause a clogged drain, resulting in floor, ceiling, or other damage to your home.

Humidifier

This malfunction should be discovered with seasonal heating tune-ups, but if your heating system is leaking water, the humidifier may be leaking inside the furnace. Water leaking into your heating system can cause a lot of damage to the internal elements so it’s important to call your furnace service company immediately if you think this might be your issue.

To make sure your heating system doesn’t spring a leak and that it’s ready to keep your family warm all winter long, call Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning in Columbus today. Our fall promotion is going on until November 25th and you can save on a fall tune-up or qualifying heating and air conditioning systems.

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