Discovering water surrounding your furnace is a homeowner’s worst fear. Is it an HVAC (heating, ventilation, air conditioning) issue or plumbing problem? It’s hard to say for sure, but Kingston Home Services by Enercare is here with a couple HVAC issues that could result in a leaky furnace.
A standard-efficiency heating system should not have condensation so if your furnace does, it could be that the flue pipe was not sized correctly. The hot exhaust could be cooling and condensing inside the pipe, then flowing back into your furnace and leaking out.
Usually condensation from a high-efficiency furnace flows out to a floor drain. If there is a clog in the line or the floor drain, it could be the culprit of a leak around your heating system. A seasonal tune-up from a furnace repair technician should help prevent this problem from taking place. Unfortunately, lack of furnace maintenance could make you end up with a clogged drain, resulting in wood, ceiling, or other damage to your home.
This problem should be discovered with regular furnace tune-ups, but if your heating equipment is leaking water, the humidifier could be leaking inside the heating system. Water leaking into your furnace can cause a lot of damage to the internal parts so it’s best to call your furnace service company as soon as possible 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 you warm all winter long, call Kingston Home Services by Enercare in Kingston today. Our fall promotion is going on until November 25th and you can save on a fall tune-up or qualifying heating and air conditioning systems.