Why Your Furnace Could Be Leaking

October 30, 2016

Finding water around your furnace is a homeowner’s worst dream. Is it a heating and cooling malfunction or plumbing issue? It’s hard to confirm without an expert doing an inspection, but Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning is here with a couple HVAC issues that could cause 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 draining back into your furnace and leaking out.

Clogged Drain

Typically condensation from a high-efficiency furnace will flow 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 contractor should help prevent this problem from taking place. Unfortunately, lack of furnace maintenance might result in a clogged drain, resulting in wall, ceiling, or other damage to your home.

Humidifier

This issue should be found with seasonal heating tune-ups, but if your furnace is leaking water, the humidifier might be leaking inside the heating system. Water leaking into your furnace 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 could 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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