Why Your Furnace Could Be Leaking

October 30, 2016

Finding water surrounding your furnace is a homeowner’s worst fear. Is it a heating and cooling problem or plumbing problem? It could be either, but Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning is here with some HVAC issues that could be the culprit of a leaky furnace.

Condensation

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

Clogged Drain

The condensation from a high-efficiency furnace usually flows out to a floor drain. If there is a clog in the tubing or the floor drain, it could be the culprit of a leak around your heating equipment. A heating tune-up from a furnace repair contractor should help avert this problem from taking place. Unfortunately, lack of furnace maintenance may cause a clogged drain, resulting in wood, ceiling, or other damage to your family’s home.

Humidifier

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

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

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