Why Your Furnace Could Be Leaking

October 30, 2016

Finding water around your furnace is a homeowner’s nightmare. Is it a heating and cooling issue or plumbing malfunction? It could be either, but Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning is here with a couple HVAC issues that could cause a leaky furnace.

Condensation

A standard-efficiency heating system should not produce condensation so if your furnace does, it might be that the flue pipe was not sized correctly. The warm exhaust could be cooling and condensing in the pipe, then draining back into the furnace and leaking out.

Clogged Drain

The condensation from a high-efficiency furnace usually 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 seasonal tune-up from a furnace repair contractor should help avoid this problem from taking place. Unfortunately, skipping furnace maintenance could make you end up with a clogged drain, resulting in wall, ceiling, or other damage to your family’s home.

Humidifier

This issue should be discovered with routine furnace tune-ups, but if your furnace is leaking water, the humidifier may be leaking inside the heating equipment. Water leaking into your furnace can cause serious damage to the internal elements so it’s best to call your furnace service company immediately 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 you warm all winter long, call Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning in Houston today. Our fall promotion is happening now and you can save on a Precision tune-up or qualifying HVAC systems.

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