Why Your Furnace Could Be Leaking

October 30, 2016

Coming home to find water around your furnace is a homeowner’s worst dream. Is it an HVAC (heating, ventilation, air conditioning) malfunction or plumbing issue? It could be either, but Roland J. Down Service Experts is here with some HVAC issues that could result in a leaky furnace.

Condensation

A standard-efficiency furnace should not have condensation so if your system does, it could be that the flue pipe was not sized right. The heated exhaust could be cooling and condensing within the pipe, then flowing back into your heating equipment 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 furnace. A heating tune-up from a furnace repair technician should help avoid this problem from taking place. Unfortunately, neglecting furnace maintenance may cause a clogged drain, resulting in wall, ceiling, or other damage to your family’s home.

Humidifier

This problem should be caught with regular furnace tune-ups, but if your heating system is leaking water, the humidifier could be leaking inside the heating equipment. Water leaking into your furnace can cause major damage to the internal components so it’s important to call your furnace service technician right away if you think this could be your issue.

To make sure your heating equipment doesn’t spring a leak and that it’s ready to keep you warm all winter long, call Roland J. Down Service Experts in Albany 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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