Why Your Furnace Could Be Leaking

October 30, 2016

Discovering water surrounding your furnace is a homeowner’s nightmare. Is it a furnace problem or plumbing issue? It’s hard to confirm without an expert doing an inspection, but Coastal Service Experts is here with a few HVAC issues that could cause a leaky furnace.

Condensation

Standard-efficiency heating equipment should not produce 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 heating equipment and leaking out.

Clogged Drain

Usually condensation from a high-efficiency furnace flows out to a floor drain. If there is blockage in the tubing or the floor drain, it could cause a leak around your furnace. A precision tune-up from a furnace repair technician should help prevent this problem from happening. Unfortunately, lack of furnace maintenance may cause a clogged drain, resulting in wood, ceiling, or other damage to your family’s home.

Humidifier

This malfunction should be discovered with seasonal furnace tune-ups, but if your furnace is leaking water, the humidifier might be leaking inside the heating equipment. Water leaking into your furnace can cause a lot of damage to the internal elements 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 system doesn’t spring a leak and that it’s all set to keep your family warm all winter long, call Coastal Service Experts in Savannah today. Our fall promotion is happening now and you can save on a fall tune-up or qualifying home comfort systems.

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