Why Your Furnace Could Be Leaking

October 30, 2016

Finding water surrounding your furnace is a homeowner’s worst dream. Is it a heating and cooling malfunction or plumbing malfunction? It could be either, but Roy Inch & Sons Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning is here with a few HVAC issues that could cause a leaky furnace.

Condensation

A standard-efficiency furnace should not produce condensation so if your system does, it might be that the flue pipe was not sized right. The hot exhaust could be cooling and condensing in 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 a clog in the piping or the floor drain, it could cause a leak around your heating equipment. A precision tune-up from a furnace repair contractor should help prevent this problem from happening. Unfortunately, skipping furnace maintenance might result in a clogged drain, resulting in wall, ceiling, or other damage to the home.

Humidifier

This problem should be discovered with seasonal HVAC system tune-ups, but if your heating system is leaking water, the humidifier may be leaking inside the heating system. Water leaking into your furnace can cause major damage to the internal components so it’s important to call your furnace service company 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 all set to keep you warm all winter long, call Roy Inch & Sons Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning in London today. Our fall promotion is going on until November 25th and you can save on a furnace tune-up or qualifying home comfort systems.

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