Why Your Furnace Could Be Leaking

October 30, 2016

Discovering water beneath your furnace is a homeowner’s worst dream. Is it an HVAC (heating, ventilation, air conditioning) problem or plumbing malfunction? It’s hard to say for sure, but Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning is here with a few HVAC issues that could result in a leaky furnace.

Condensation

A standard-efficiency furnace should not have condensation so if yours does, it may be that the flue pipe was not sized correctly. The hot exhaust could be cooling and condensing within the pipe, then draining back into your 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 line or the floor drain, it could cause a leak around your furnace. A heating tune-up from a furnace repair expert should help prevent this problem from taking place. 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 problem should be found with routine furnace tune-ups, but if your heating system is leaking water, the humidifier could be leaking inside the heating system. Water leaking into your furnace can cause major damage to the internal elements so it’s important to call your furnace service expert as soon as possible if you think this may 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 Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning in Shreveport today. Our fall promotion is going on now and you can save on a Precision tune-up or qualifying home comfort systems.

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