Why Your Furnace Could Be Leaking

October 30, 2016

Finding water beneath your furnace is a homeowner’s nightmare. Is it a furnace problem or plumbing malfunction? It could be either, but Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning is here with a couple HVAC issues that could be the culprit of a leaky furnace.

Condensation

A standard-efficiency furnace should not produce condensation so if your system does, it may be that the flue pipe was not sized right. The warm exhaust could be cooling and condensing in the pipe, then streaming back into your heating equipment and leaking out.

Clogged Drain

Typically condensation from a high-efficiency furnace will flow out to a floor drain. If there is a clog in the line or the floor drain, it could cause a leak around your heating equipment. A precision tune-up from a furnace repair contractor should help avert this problem from occurring. Unfortunately, skipping furnace maintenance may cause a clogged drain, resulting in wood, ceiling, or other damage to the home.

Humidifier

This issue should be discovered with regular furnace tune-ups, but if your heating system is leaking water, the humidifier could be leaking inside the furnace. Water leaking into your heating equipment can cause major damage to the internal elements so it’s ideal to call your furnace service technician immediately if you think this might 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 Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning in Fort Lauderdale 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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