Why Your Furnace Could Be Leaking

October 30, 2016

Discovering water beneath your furnace is a homeowner’s nightmare. Is it a furnace issue or plumbing malfunction? It’s hard to confirm without an expert doing an inspection, 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 heating system should not have condensation so if yours 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 an obstruction in the tubing or the floor drain, it could cause a leak around your heating equipment. A precision tune-up from a furnace repair expert should help avert this problem from happening. Unfortunately, lack of furnace maintenance might result in a clogged drain, resulting in wood, ceiling, or other damage to your home.

Humidifier

This problem should be discovered with regular furnace tune-ups, but if your heating system is leaking water, the humidifier could be leaking inside the heating system. Water leaking into your heating equipment can cause major damage to the internal elements so it’s best to call your furnace service expert right away if you think this could 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 home comfort systems.

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