Why Your Furnace Could Be Leaking

October 30, 2016

Discovering water surrounding your furnace is a homeowner’s worst dream. Is it a furnace problem or plumbing problem? It could be either, but Coastal Service Experts is here with some HVAC issues that could result in a leaky furnace.

Condensation

Standard-efficiency heating equipment should not have 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 in 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 line or the floor drain, it could cause a leak around your heating system. A precision tune-up from a furnace repair technician should help prevent this problem from occurring. Unfortunately, skipping furnace maintenance might result in 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 heating system is leaking water, the humidifier might be leaking inside the heating equipment. Water leaking into your heating system can cause major damage to the internal elements so it’s best to call your furnace service expert right away if you think this might be your issue.

To make sure your heating system doesn’t spring a leak and that it’s all set to keep you warm all winter long, call Coastal Service Experts in Savannah today. Our fall promotion is going on now and you can save on a fall tune-up or qualifying home comfort systems.

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