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 could be either, 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 your system does, it could be that the flue pipe was not sized correctly. The warm exhaust could be cooling and condensing inside the pipe, then draining back into the 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 furnace. A heating tune-up from a furnace repair expert should help avert this problem from happening. Unfortunately, lack of furnace maintenance may cause a clogged drain, resulting in floor, ceiling, or other damage to your family’s home.

Humidifier

This issue should be found with regular heating tune-ups, but if your furnace 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 ideal to call your furnace service expert 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 your family 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 HVAC systems.

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