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 problem? It’s hard to confirm without an expert doing an inspection, but 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 give off condensation so if your system does, it might be that the flue pipe was not sized right. The hot exhaust could be cooling and condensing inside the pipe, then flowing back into the furnace and leaking out.

Clogged Drain

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

Humidifier

This issue should be discovered with routine HVAC system tune-ups, but if your furnace is leaking water, the humidifier could be leaking inside the heating equipment. Water leaking into your furnace can cause major 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 prepared 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 home comfort systems.

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