Why Your Furnace Could Be Leaking

October 30, 2016

Discovering water beneath your furnace is a homeowner’s worst dream. Is it a furnace problem or plumbing issue? It could be either, but Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning is here with a few HVAC issues that could result in a leaky furnace.

Condensation

A standard-efficiency furnace should not have condensation so if yours does, it could be that the flue pipe was not sized right. The heated exhaust could be cooling and condensing within the pipe, then streaming 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 result in a leak around your heating system. A heating tune-up from a furnace repair contractor should help avoid this problem from occurring. Unfortunately, neglecting furnace maintenance could make you end up with a clogged drain, resulting in floor, ceiling, or other damage to your family’s home.

Humidifier

This problem should be discovered with seasonal heating tune-ups, but if your heating equipment is leaking water, the humidifier might be leaking inside the heating equipment. Water leaking into your heating system can cause a lot of damage to the internal parts so it’s ideal 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 all set to keep your home warm all winter long, call Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning in Denver today. Our fall promotion is going on until November 25th and you can save on a Precision tune-up or qualifying HVAC systems.

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