Why Your Furnace Could Be Leaking

October 30, 2016

Finding water beneath your furnace is a homeowner’s nightmare. Is it a heating and cooling malfunction or plumbing issue? It’s hard to say for sure, but Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning is here with some HVAC issues that could result in a leaky furnace.

Condensation

Standard-efficiency heating equipment should not have condensation so if yours does, it may be that the flue pipe was not sized right. The heated exhaust could be cooling and condensing inside the pipe, then draining 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 a clog in the line or the floor drain, it could cause a leak around your heating equipment. A seasonal tune-up from a furnace repair contractor should help avert this problem from happening. Unfortunately, lack of furnace maintenance may cause a clogged drain, resulting in wall, ceiling, or other damage to your family’s home.

Humidifier

This problem should be found with seasonal furnace tune-ups, but if your heating system is leaking water, the humidifier may be leaking inside the furnace. Water leaking into your heating equipment can cause serious damage to the internal parts so it’s best to call your furnace service technician right away 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 your family warm all winter long, call Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning in Roanoke today. Our fall promotion is happening now and you can save on a fall tune-up or qualifying HVAC systems.

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