Why Your Furnace Could Be Leaking

October 30, 2016

Discovering water surrounding your furnace is a homeowner’s worst fear. Is it an HVAC (heating, ventilation, air conditioning) malfunction or plumbing problem? It could be either, but Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning is here with some HVAC issues that could result in a leaky furnace.

Condensation

A standard-efficiency furnace should not produce condensation so if your furnace does, it may be that the flue pipe was not sized correctly. The heated exhaust could be cooling and condensing inside the pipe, then streaming back into your 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 piping or the floor drain, it could result in a leak around your furnace. A heating tune-up from a furnace repair contractor 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 the home.

Humidifier

This malfunction should be caught with regular HVAC system 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 parts so it’s ideal to call your furnace service expert immediately 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 home comfort systems.

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