Why Your Furnace Could Be Leaking

October 30, 2016

Finding water beneath your furnace is a homeowner’s nightmare. Is it a furnace issue or plumbing issue? It could be either, but Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning is here with some HVAC issues that could result in a leaky furnace.

Condensation

Standard-efficiency heating equipment should not have condensation so if your furnace does, it could be that the flue pipe was not sized right. The heated exhaust could be cooling and condensing in the pipe, then streaming back into your furnace 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 piping or the floor drain, it could cause a leak around your furnace. A seasonal tune-up from a furnace repair expert should help avert this problem from taking place. Unfortunately, lack of furnace maintenance may cause a clogged drain, resulting in wall, ceiling, or other damage to your family’s home.

Humidifier

This problem should be found with seasonal HVAC system 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 serious damage to the internal components so it’s important to call your furnace service technician as soon as possible if you think this could be your issue.

To make sure your heating equipment doesn’t spring a leak and that it’s prepared to keep your family warm all winter long, call Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning in Miami today. Our fall promotion is going on now and you can save on a Precision tune-up or qualifying heating and air conditioning systems.

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