Why Your Furnace Could Be Leaking

October 30, 2016

Finding water beneath your furnace is a homeowner’s worst dream. Is it a furnace malfunction or plumbing problem? It’s hard to confirm without an expert doing an inspection, but Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning is here with some HVAC issues that could cause a leaky furnace.

Condensation

Standard-efficiency heating equipment should not give off condensation so if your system does, it could be that the flue pipe was not sized properly. The hot exhaust could be cooling and condensing inside 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 an obstruction in the line or the floor drain, it could be the culprit of a leak around your heating system. A heating tune-up from a furnace repair expert should help prevent this problem from happening. 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 regular heating tune-ups, but if your furnace is leaking water, the humidifier might be leaking inside the heating equipment. Water leaking into your heating equipment can cause a lot of damage to the internal parts so it’s ideal to call your furnace service company right away if you think this may be your issue.

To make sure your heating system doesn’t spring a leak and that it’s ready to keep you warm all winter long, call Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning 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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