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) problem or plumbing malfunction? It’s hard to confirm without an expert doing an inspection, but Stevenson Service Experts is here with a couple HVAC issues that could cause a leaky furnace.

Condensation

Standard-efficiency heating equipment should not produce condensation so if your system does, it could be that the flue pipe was not sized right. The hot 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 blockage in the tubing or the floor drain, it could be the culprit of a leak around your heating equipment. A precision tune-up from a furnace repair contractor should help prevent this problem from taking place. Unfortunately, skipping furnace maintenance could make you end up with a clogged drain, resulting in wall, ceiling, or other damage to your family’s home.

Humidifier

This issue should be found with seasonal furnace 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 serious damage to the internal elements so it’s important to call your furnace service expert right away 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 home warm all winter long, call Stevenson Service Experts in Dayton today. Our fall promotion is going on now and you can save on a Precision tune-up or qualifying home comfort systems.

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