Why Your Furnace Could Be Leaking

October 30, 2016

Discovering water beneath your furnace is a homeowner’s nightmare. Is it a furnace malfunction or plumbing problem? It’s hard to confirm without an expert doing an inspection, but Service Experts Home Services by Enercare is here with a few HVAC issues that could cause a leaky furnace.

Condensation

Standard-efficiency heating equipment should not give off condensation so if your system does, it may be that the flue pipe was not sized correctly. The heated exhaust could be cooling and condensing inside the pipe, then streaming back into your furnace and leaking out.

Clogged Drain

Typically condensation from a high-efficiency furnace will flow out to a floor drain. If there is an obstruction in the tubing or the floor drain, it could be the culprit of a leak around your heating system. A precision tune-up from a furnace repair contractor should help prevent this problem from occurring. Unfortunately, lack of furnace maintenance may cause a clogged drain, resulting in wood, ceiling, or other damage to the home.

Humidifier

This malfunction should be found with routine furnace tune-ups, but if your heating system is leaking water, the humidifier might be leaking inside the heating equipment. Water leaking into your heating equipment can cause major damage to the internal parts so it’s best to call your furnace service company immediately if you think this may be your issue.

To make sure your furnace doesn’t spring a leak and that it’s ready to keep your family warm all winter long, call Service Experts Home Services by Enercare in the Niagara Region today. Our fall promotion is going on now and you can save on a fall tune-up or qualifying heating and air conditioning systems.

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