Why Your Furnace Could Be Leaking

October 30, 2016

Finding water around your furnace is a homeowner’s worst fear. Is it an HVAC (heating, ventilation, air conditioning) problem or plumbing problem? It could be either, but Calverley Service Experts is here with a few HVAC issues that could be the culprit of a leaky furnace.

Condensation

A standard-efficiency heating system should not give off condensation so if your system 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

The condensation from a high-efficiency furnace usually flows 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 heating system. 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 wall, ceiling, or other damage to the home.

Humidifier

This issue should be discovered with regular HVAC system tune-ups, but if your heating equipment is leaking water, the humidifier could be leaking inside the heating system. Water leaking into your heating system can cause a lot of damage to the internal components so it’s ideal to call your furnace service technician 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 ready to keep your home warm all winter long, call Calverley Service Experts in Fort Worth today. Our fall promotion is happening now and you can save on a furnace tune-up or qualifying heating and air conditioning systems.

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