Why Your Furnace Could Be Leaking

October 30, 2016

Discovering water surrounding your furnace is a homeowner’s worst fear. Is it an HVAC (heating, ventilation, air conditioning) issue or plumbing problem? It’s hard to confirm without an expert doing an inspection, but Calverley Service Experts is here with a few HVAC issues that could be the culprit of a leaky furnace.

Condensation

A standard-efficiency furnace should not give off condensation so if yours does, it may be that the flue pipe was not sized right. The hot exhaust could be cooling and condensing within the pipe, then streaming back into the furnace and leaking out.

Clogged Drain

Typically condensation from a high-efficiency furnace will flow out to a floor drain. If there is a clog in the piping or the floor drain, it could result in a leak around your furnace. A seasonal tune-up from a furnace repair technician should help avoid this problem from taking place. Unfortunately, neglecting furnace maintenance may cause a clogged drain, resulting in floor, ceiling, or other damage to your home.

Humidifier

This problem should be discovered with routine HVAC system 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 major damage to the internal elements so it’s best to call your furnace service expert as soon as possible if you think this could be your issue.

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

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