Why Your Furnace Could Be Leaking

October 30, 2016

Discovering water surrounding your furnace is a homeowner’s worst dream. Is it an HVAC (heating, ventilation, air conditioning) malfunction or plumbing malfunction? 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

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

Clogged Drain

Usually condensation from a high-efficiency furnace flows out to a floor drain. If there is an obstruction 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 avoid this problem from happening. Unfortunately, lack of furnace maintenance may cause a clogged drain, resulting in wall, ceiling, or other damage to your home.

Humidifier

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

To make sure your furnace doesn’t spring a leak and that it’s ready to keep you 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 Precision tune-up or qualifying heating and air conditioning systems.

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