Why Your Furnace Could Be Leaking

October 30, 2016

Coming home to find water beneath your furnace is a homeowner’s worst fear. Is it a furnace issue or plumbing issue? It’s hard to confirm without an expert doing an inspection, but Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning is here with a few HVAC issues that could cause a leaky furnace.

Condensation

A standard-efficiency furnace should not give off condensation so if yours does, it might be that the flue pipe was not sized right. The hot exhaust could be cooling and condensing in the pipe, then draining back into your furnace and leaking out.

Clogged Drain

The condensation from a high-efficiency furnace usually flows out to a floor drain. If there is a clog in the line or the floor drain, it could result in a leak around your heating system. A precision tune-up from a furnace repair technician should help avert this problem from happening. Unfortunately, skipping furnace maintenance might result in a clogged drain, resulting in wood, ceiling, or other damage to your family’s home.

Humidifier

This problem should be discovered with regular HVAC system 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 parts so it’s best to call your furnace service expert as soon as possible if you think this may 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 Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning in Cleveland today. Our fall promotion is happening now and you can save on a furnace tune-up or qualifying HVAC systems.

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