Why Your Furnace Could Be Leaking

October 30, 2016

Coming home to find water surrounding your furnace is a homeowner’s worst dream. Is it a heating and cooling problem 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 cause a leaky furnace.

Condensation

A standard-efficiency heating system should not produce condensation so if your system does, it might be that the flue pipe was not sized right. The heated exhaust could be cooling and condensing within the pipe, then draining 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 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 prevent this problem from occurring. Unfortunately, skipping furnace maintenance might result in a clogged drain, resulting in wall, ceiling, or other damage to the home.

Humidifier

This malfunction should be found with regular furnace tune-ups, but if your heating equipment is leaking water, the humidifier could be leaking inside the furnace. Water leaking into your furnace can cause a lot of damage to the internal parts so it’s best to call your furnace service technician right away if you think this could be your issue.

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

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