Why Your Furnace Could Be Leaking

October 30, 2016

Discovering water beneath your furnace is a homeowner’s worst dream. Is it a furnace malfunction or plumbing issue? It’s hard to confirm without an expert doing an inspection, but Teays Valley Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning is here with a couple HVAC issues that could result in a leaky furnace.

Condensation

Standard-efficiency heating equipment should not produce condensation so if yours does, it could be that the flue pipe was not sized right. The heated exhaust could be cooling and condensing within the pipe, then streaming back into your furnace and leaking out.

Clogged Drain

Usually condensation from a high-efficiency furnace flows out to a floor drain. If there is an obstruction in the tubing or the floor drain, it could cause a leak around your furnace. A heating tune-up from a furnace repair technician should help avoid this problem from happening. Unfortunately, lack of furnace maintenance could make you end up with a clogged drain, resulting in floor, ceiling, or other damage to your home.

Humidifier

This malfunction should be caught with routine furnace tune-ups, but if your heating equipment is leaking water, the humidifier could be leaking inside the furnace. Water leaking into your heating system can cause major damage to the internal parts so it’s important to call your furnace service technician as soon as possible if you think this might be your issue.

To make sure your heating equipment doesn’t spring a leak and that it’s prepared to keep you warm all winter long, call Teays Valley Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning in Hurricane today. Our fall promotion is going on now and you can save on a fall tune-up or qualifying HVAC systems.

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