Why Your Furnace Could Be Leaking

October 30, 2016

Coming home to find water surrounding your furnace is a homeowner’s nightmare. Is it a heating and cooling malfunction or plumbing issue? It could be either, but Roland J. Down Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning is here with some HVAC issues that could result in a leaky furnace.

Condensation

A standard-efficiency heating system 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 flowing 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 blockage in the line or the floor drain, it could be the culprit of a leak around your heating system. A precision tune-up from a furnace repair technician should help prevent 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 issue should be found with regular furnace tune-ups, but if your furnace is leaking water, the humidifier could be leaking inside the heating equipment. Water leaking into your heating system can cause a lot of damage to the internal elements so it’s important to call your furnace service technician immediately 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 Heating & Air Conditioning 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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