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 problem? It’s hard to say for sure, but Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning is here with a couple HVAC issues that could cause a leaky furnace.

Condensation

A standard-efficiency furnace should not produce 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.

Clogged Drain

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.

Humidifier

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 furnace. Water leaking into your heating system can cause major 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 prepared to keep your family warm all winter long, call Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning 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.

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