Why Your Furnace Could Be Leaking

October 30, 2016

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

Condensation

Standard-efficiency heating equipment should not produce condensation so if yours does, it may be that the flue pipe was not sized right. The hot exhaust could be cooling and condensing inside the pipe, then flowing 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 an obstruction in the tubing or the floor drain, it could result in a leak around your heating equipment. A seasonal tune-up from a furnace repair expert should help avert this problem from happening. Unfortunately, lack of furnace maintenance might result in a clogged drain, resulting in floor, ceiling, or other damage to your family’s home.

Humidifier

This problem should be caught with seasonal heating tune-ups, but if your furnace is leaking water, the humidifier may be leaking inside the heating system. Water leaking into your heating equipment can cause serious damage to the internal parts so it’s best to call your furnace service expert immediately if you think this might be your issue.

To make sure your heating system doesn’t spring a leak and that it’s prepared to keep you warm all winter long, call Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning in Roanoke today. Our fall promotion is going on now and you can save on a Precision tune-up or qualifying home comfort systems.

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