Why Your Furnace Could Be Leaking

October 30, 2016

Finding water beneath your furnace is a homeowner’s nightmare. Is it a furnace problem or plumbing problem? It’s hard to say for sure, but Comfort Masters Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning is here with a couple HVAC issues that could result in a leaky furnace.

Condensation

Standard-efficiency heating equipment should not produce condensation so if your system does, it may be that the flue pipe was not sized properly. The heated exhaust could be cooling and condensing in the pipe, then streaming back into your furnace and leaking out.

Clogged Drain

The condensation from a high-efficiency furnace usually flows out to a floor drain. If there is blockage in the piping or the floor drain, it could result in a leak around your furnace. A seasonal tune-up from a furnace repair expert should help avoid this problem from happening. Unfortunately, neglecting furnace maintenance could make you end up with a clogged drain, resulting in wall, ceiling, or other damage to your family’s home.

Humidifier

This issue should be caught with routine heating tune-ups, but if your heating equipment is leaking water, the humidifier may be leaking inside the furnace. Water leaking into your furnace can cause major damage to the internal parts so it’s ideal to call your furnace service technician immediately 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 home warm all winter long, call Comfort Masters Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning in Wheeling today. Our fall promotion is going on now and you can save on a furnace tune-up or qualifying HVAC systems.

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