Why Your Furnace Could Be Leaking

October 30, 2016

Discovering water beneath your furnace is a homeowner’s worst dream. Is it a heating and cooling problem or plumbing malfunction? It’s hard to confirm without an expert doing an inspection, but Stevenson Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning is here with a couple HVAC issues that could result in a leaky furnace.

Condensation

Standard-efficiency heating equipment should not produce condensation so if your system does, it may be that the flue pipe was not sized right. The hot exhaust could be cooling and condensing within 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 blockage in the line or the floor drain, it could be the culprit of a leak around your heating equipment. A heating tune-up from a furnace repair expert should help prevent this problem from taking place. Unfortunately, lack of 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 problem should be caught with seasonal furnace tune-ups, but if your furnace is leaking water, the humidifier might be leaking inside the furnace. Water leaking into your heating system can cause serious damage to the internal components 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 Heating & Air Conditioning in Dayton today. Our fall promotion is happening now and you can save on a Precision tune-up or qualifying home comfort systems.

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