Why Your Furnace Could Be Leaking

October 30, 2016

Discovering water beneath your furnace is a homeowner’s worst dream. Is it a heating and cooling issue or plumbing malfunction? It’s hard to say for sure, but Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning is here with some HVAC issues that could result in a leaky furnace.

Condensation

A standard-efficiency furnace should not produce condensation so if your system does, it may be that the flue pipe was not sized properly. The heated exhaust could be cooling and condensing within the pipe, then draining 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 an obstruction in the tubing or the floor drain, it could result in a leak around your heating system. A precision tune-up from a furnace repair contractor 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 issue should be caught with routine heating tune-ups, but if your furnace is leaking water, the humidifier may be leaking inside the furnace. Water leaking into your heating system can cause major damage to the internal components 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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