Why Your Furnace Could Be Leaking

October 30, 2016

Coming home to find water around your furnace is a homeowner’s worst fear. Is it a furnace problem or plumbing malfunction? It’s hard to confirm without an expert doing an inspection, but Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning is here with a couple HVAC issues that could be the culprit of a leaky furnace.

Condensation

A standard-efficiency furnace should not give off condensation so if yours does, it could be that the flue pipe was not sized correctly. The warm exhaust could be cooling and condensing inside the pipe, then flowing 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 blockage in the tubing or the floor drain, it could be the culprit of a leak around your heating system. A precision tune-up from a furnace repair expert should help avert this problem from occurring. Unfortunately, lack of furnace maintenance might result in a clogged drain, resulting in floor, ceiling, or other damage to your family’s home.

Humidifier

This issue should be caught with routine furnace tune-ups, but if your heating system is leaking water, the humidifier might be leaking inside the furnace. Water leaking into your furnace can cause major damage to the internal components so it’s best to call your furnace service technician immediately if you think this may be your issue.

To make sure your heating system doesn’t spring a leak and that it’s prepared to keep you warm all winter long, call Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning in Fort Myers today. Our fall promotion is going on until November 25th and you can save on a fall tune-up or qualifying home comfort systems.

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