Why Your Furnace Could Be Leaking

October 30, 2016

Discovering water beneath your furnace is a homeowner’s nightmare. Is it a furnace issue or plumbing issue? It’s hard to say for sure, but Comfort Masters Service Experts is here with a couple HVAC issues that could cause a leaky furnace.

Condensation

Standard-efficiency heating equipment should not have condensation so if yours does, it could be that the flue pipe was not sized properly. The heated exhaust could be cooling and condensing inside the pipe, then streaming back into the 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 heating system. A seasonal tune-up from a furnace repair expert should help prevent this problem from occurring. 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 found with routine heating tune-ups, but if your heating equipment is leaking water, the humidifier could be leaking inside the furnace. Water leaking into your heating system can cause major damage to the internal parts so it’s best to call your furnace service technician right away if you think this might 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 Comfort Masters Service Experts in Wheeling today. Our fall promotion is going on now and you can save on a furnace tune-up or qualifying home comfort systems.

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