Why Your Furnace Could Be Leaking

October 30, 2016

Coming home to find water beneath your furnace is a homeowner’s nightmare. Is it a heating and cooling problem or plumbing issue? It could be either, but Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning is here with a couple HVAC issues that could result in a leaky furnace.

Condensation

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

Humidifier

This malfunction should be caught with seasonal HVAC system tune-ups, but if your heating system is leaking water, the humidifier may 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 expert 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 your family 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 HVAC systems.

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