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 malfunction or plumbing issue? It’s hard to confirm without an expert doing an inspection, but Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning is here with a few HVAC issues that could result in a leaky furnace.

Condensation

A standard-efficiency heating system should not produce condensation so if your furnace does, it could be that the flue pipe was not sized properly. The hot exhaust could be cooling and condensing in the pipe, then streaming back into your furnace and leaking out.

Clogged Drain

The condensation from a high-efficiency furnace usually flows out to a floor drain. If there is an obstruction in the piping or the floor drain, it could result in a leak around your heating system. A heating tune-up from a furnace repair contractor should help avert this problem from taking place. Unfortunately, lack of furnace maintenance might result in a clogged drain, resulting in wood, ceiling, or other damage to the home.

Humidifier

This malfunction should be caught with routine HVAC system tune-ups, but if your furnace is leaking water, the humidifier may be leaking inside the heating equipment. Water leaking into your furnace can cause a lot of damage to the internal parts so it’s ideal to call your furnace service expert right away if you think this could be your issue.

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

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