Why Your Furnace Could Be Leaking

October 30, 2016

Finding 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 result in a leaky furnace.

Condensation

A standard-efficiency heating system should not produce condensation so if yours does, it may be that the flue pipe was not sized properly. The heated exhaust could be cooling and condensing inside 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 blockage in the piping 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 avoid this problem from occurring. Unfortunately, lack of furnace maintenance might result in a clogged drain, resulting in wood, ceiling, or other damage to your home.

Humidifier

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

To make sure your heating system doesn’t spring a leak and that it’s ready 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 Precision tune-up or qualifying HVAC systems.

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