Why Your Furnace Could Be Leaking

October 30, 2016

Discovering water surrounding your furnace is a homeowner’s worst dream. Is it a furnace 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

Standard-efficiency heating equipment should not have condensation so if yours does, it could be that the flue pipe was not sized properly. The hot exhaust could be cooling and condensing in the pipe, then draining back into your heating equipment and leaking out.

Clogged Drain

Usually condensation from a high-efficiency furnace flows out to a floor drain. If there is blockage in the tubing or the floor drain, it could cause a leak around your heating equipment. A seasonal tune-up from a furnace repair technician should help avert this problem from occurring. Unfortunately, neglecting furnace maintenance could make you end up with a clogged drain, resulting in floor, ceiling, or other damage to your family’s home.

Humidifier

This issue should be found with routine heating tune-ups, but if your heating system is leaking water, the humidifier might 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 expert right away if you think this might be your issue.

To make sure your heating equipment doesn’t spring a leak and that it’s all set to keep you warm all winter long, call Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning in Salt Lake City today. Our fall promotion is going on until November 25th and you can save on a Precision tune-up or qualifying heating and air conditioning systems.

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