Why Your Furnace Could Be Leaking

October 30, 2016

Coming home to find water beneath your furnace is a homeowner’s nightmare. Is it an HVAC (heating, ventilation, air conditioning) issue or plumbing issue? It could be either, but Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning is here with a couple HVAC issues that could cause a leaky furnace.

Condensation

Standard-efficiency heating equipment should not have condensation so if your furnace does, it may be that the flue pipe was not sized correctly. The warm exhaust could be cooling and condensing inside the pipe, then draining 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 result in a leak around your heating system. A heating tune-up from a furnace repair technician should help avert this problem from happening. Unfortunately, skipping furnace maintenance may cause a clogged drain, resulting in floor, ceiling, or other damage to the home.

Humidifier

This malfunction should be found with seasonal HVAC system tune-ups, but if your furnace is leaking water, the humidifier could be leaking inside the heating system. Water leaking into your furnace can cause serious damage to the internal elements so it’s best 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 all set to keep you warm all winter long, call Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning in Livermore today. Our fall promotion is going on until November 25th and you can save on a furnace tune-up or qualifying home comfort systems.

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