Why Your Furnace Could Be Leaking

October 30, 2016

Finding water around your furnace is a homeowner’s worst fear. Is it a furnace problem or plumbing issue? It could be either, but Air Engineers Service Experts is here with a couple HVAC issues that could be the culprit of a leaky furnace.

Condensation

Standard-efficiency heating equipment should not give off condensation so if yours does, it could be that the flue pipe was not sized correctly. The hot exhaust could be cooling and condensing within the pipe, then streaming back into your heating equipment and leaking out.

Clogged Drain

Typically condensation from a high-efficiency furnace will flow out to a floor drain. If there is a clog in the tubing or the floor drain, it could be the culprit of a leak around your heating system. A heating tune-up from a furnace repair technician should help avert this problem from occurring. Unfortunately, skipping furnace maintenance could make you end up with a clogged drain, resulting in wall, ceiling, or other damage to your family’s home.

Humidifier

This issue should be discovered with regular HVAC system tune-ups, but if your furnace is leaking water, the humidifier may be leaking inside the heating equipment. Water leaking into your heating equipment can cause a lot of damage to the internal components so it’s important to call your furnace service company 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 prepared to keep you warm all winter long, call Air Engineers Service Experts in Jacksonville today. Our fall promotion is going on now and you can save on a fall tune-up or qualifying HVAC systems.

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