Why Your Furnace Could Be Leaking

October 30, 2016

Discovering water surrounding your furnace is a homeowner’s worst dream. Is it a furnace malfunction or plumbing malfunction? It’s hard to confirm without an expert doing an inspection, but Comfortech Service Experts is here with a few HVAC issues that could result in a leaky furnace.

Condensation

A standard-efficiency furnace should not give off condensation so if yours does, it might be that the flue pipe was not sized correctly. The hot exhaust could be cooling and condensing within the pipe, then flowing back into the furnace and leaking out.

Clogged Drain

Typically condensation from a high-efficiency furnace will flow out to a floor drain. If there is an obstruction in the piping or the floor drain, it could cause a leak around your heating system. A precision tune-up from a furnace repair technician should help prevent this problem from occurring. Unfortunately, neglecting furnace maintenance may cause a clogged drain, resulting in floor, ceiling, or other damage to your family’s home.

Humidifier

This issue should be found with seasonal heating tune-ups, but if your heating system is leaking water, the humidifier may be leaking inside the furnace. Water leaking into your heating system can cause a lot of damage to the internal elements so it’s ideal to call your furnace service expert right away if you think this could be your issue.

To make sure your heating system doesn’t spring a leak and that it’s ready to keep you warm all winter long, call Comfortech Service Experts in Jackson today. Our fall promotion is going on now and you can save on a fall tune-up or qualifying heating and air conditioning systems.

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