Finding water around your furnace is a homeowner’s nightmare. Is it an HVAC (heating, ventilation, air conditioning) issue or plumbing issue? It could be either, but Air Engineers Service Experts is here with a couple HVAC issues that could cause a leaky furnace.
A standard-efficiency furnace should not have condensation so if yours does, it could be that the flue pipe was not sized properly. The heated exhaust could be cooling and condensing in the pipe, then streaming back into the furnace and leaking out.
Usually condensation from a high-efficiency furnace flows out to a floor drain. If there is a clog in the tubing or the floor drain, it could result in a leak around your furnace. A precision tune-up from a furnace repair contractor should help avert this problem from occurring. Unfortunately, lack of furnace maintenance may cause a clogged drain, resulting in wall, ceiling, or other damage to your home.
This issue should be discovered with regular heating tune-ups, but if your furnace is leaking water, the humidifier may be leaking inside the furnace. Water leaking into your furnace can cause a lot of damage to the internal parts so it’s best to call your furnace service technician as soon as possible if you think this could be your issue.
To make sure your furnace 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 home comfort systems.
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