Why Your Furnace Could Be Leaking

October 30, 2016

Finding water beneath your furnace is a homeowner’s nightmare. Is it a furnace malfunction or plumbing problem? It could be either, but Teays Valley Service Experts is here with a couple HVAC issues that could cause a leaky furnace.

Condensation

Standard-efficiency heating equipment should not produce condensation so if your system does, it may 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 line or the floor drain, it could result in a leak around your furnace. A precision tune-up from a furnace repair technician should help prevent this problem from occurring. Unfortunately, skipping 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 regular furnace tune-ups, but if your heating equipment is leaking water, the humidifier may be leaking inside the heating system. 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 in Hurricane today. Our fall promotion is happening now and you can save on a fall tune-up or qualifying HVAC systems.

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