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 issue or plumbing issue? It could be either, but Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning is here with a few HVAC issues that could be the culprit of a leaky furnace.

Condensation

Standard-efficiency heating equipment should not produce condensation so if yours does, it might 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

Typically condensation from a high-efficiency furnace will flow out to a floor drain. If there is an obstruction in the line or the floor drain, it could be the culprit of a leak around your heating equipment. A heating tune-up from a furnace repair expert should help avert this problem from taking place. Unfortunately, skipping 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 could be leaking inside the heating equipment. Water leaking into your furnace can cause a lot of damage to the internal elements so it’s ideal to call your furnace service technician as soon as possible 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 Longmont today. Our fall promotion is going on now and you can save on a furnace tune-up or qualifying home comfort systems.

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