Why Your Furnace Could Be Leaking

October 30, 2016

Finding water surrounding your furnace is a homeowner’s worst dream. Is it an HVAC (heating, ventilation, air conditioning) malfunction or plumbing problem? It could be either, but Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning is here with a couple HVAC issues that could result in a leaky furnace.

Condensation

A standard-efficiency furnace should not have condensation so if your system does, it could be that the flue pipe was not sized correctly. The heated exhaust could be cooling and condensing within the pipe, then flowing back into the furnace and leaking out.

Clogged Drain

The condensation from a high-efficiency furnace usually flows out to a floor drain. If there is blockage in the line or the floor drain, it could be the culprit of a leak around your furnace. A seasonal tune-up from a furnace repair expert should help prevent this problem from taking place. 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 found with seasonal furnace tune-ups, but if your heating system is leaking water, the humidifier might be leaking inside the heating system. Water leaking into your heating system can cause serious damage to the internal elements so it’s ideal to call your furnace service company 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 ready to keep your home warm all winter long, call Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning in Memphis today. Our fall promotion is going on until November 25th and you can save on a furnace tune-up or qualifying HVAC systems.

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