Why Your Furnace Could Be Leaking

October 30, 2016

Discovering water beneath your furnace is a homeowner’s worst dream. Is it an HVAC (heating, ventilation, air conditioning) problem or plumbing problem? It’s hard to confirm without an expert doing an inspection, but Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning is here with a couple HVAC issues that could result in a leaky furnace.

Condensation

A standard-efficiency furnace should not have condensation so if your system does, it may be that the flue pipe was not sized properly. The heated exhaust could be cooling and condensing inside the pipe, then flowing 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 blockage in the piping or the floor drain, it could be the culprit of a leak around your furnace. A seasonal tune-up from a furnace repair technician should help avoid this problem from happening. Unfortunately, lack of furnace maintenance might result in a clogged drain, resulting in wood, ceiling, or other damage to the home.

Humidifier

This issue should be discovered with seasonal heating tune-ups, but if your heating system is leaking water, the humidifier might be leaking inside the furnace. Water leaking into your furnace can cause major damage to the internal elements so it’s important to call your furnace service expert immediately if you think this could be your issue.

To make sure your furnace 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 Ocala today. Our fall promotion is happening now and you can save on a fall tune-up or qualifying home comfort systems.

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