Why Your Furnace Could Be Leaking
Discovering water around your furnace is a homeowner’s nightmare. Is it an HVAC (heating, ventilation, air conditioning) malfunction or plumbing problem? It could be either, but Fras-Air/General Service Experts is here with a few HVAC issues that could result in a leaky furnace.
A standard-efficiency heating system should not give off condensation so if your furnace does, it might be that the flue pipe was not sized correctly. The warm exhaust could be cooling and condensing in the pipe, then streaming back into your furnace and leaking out.
The condensation from a high-efficiency furnace usually flows out to a floor drain. If there is a clog in the line 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 happening. Unfortunately, lack of furnace maintenance may cause a clogged drain, resulting in wall, ceiling, or other damage to the home.
This problem should be found with regular furnace tune-ups, but if your heating equipment is leaking water, the humidifier might be leaking inside the furnace. Water leaking into your heating equipment can cause serious damage to the internal elements so it’s best to call your furnace service technician 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 ready to keep you warm all winter long, call Fras-Air/General Service Experts in Hillsborough today. Our fall promotion is going on until November 25th and you can save on a furnace tune-up or qualifying HVAC systems.