Why Your Furnace Could Be Leaking

October 30, 2016

Discovering water surrounding your furnace is a homeowner’s worst fear. Is it a furnace issue or plumbing problem? 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 your system does, it could be that the flue pipe was not sized properly. The heated 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 line or the floor drain, it could be the culprit of a leak around your heating system. A precision tune-up from a furnace repair technician should help avert this problem from happening. Unfortunately, lack of 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 problem should be discovered with regular HVAC system tune-ups, but if your heating system is leaking water, the humidifier may be leaking inside the heating equipment. Water leaking into your heating equipment can cause major damage to the internal components so it’s important to call your furnace service company immediately 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 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 Precision tune-up or qualifying HVAC systems.

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