Why Your Furnace Could Be Leaking

October 30, 2016

Finding water surrounding your furnace is a homeowner’s worst dream. Is it an HVAC (heating, ventilation, air conditioning) malfunction or plumbing problem? It could be either, but Fras-Air/General Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning is here with some HVAC issues that could cause a leaky furnace.

Condensation

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 properly. The warm exhaust could be cooling and condensing in the pipe, then streaming back into your 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 line or the floor drain, it could cause a leak around your furnace. A heating tune-up from a furnace repair technician should help prevent this problem from happening. Unfortunately, lack of furnace maintenance might result in a clogged drain, resulting in floor, ceiling, or other damage to the home.

Humidifier

This problem should be caught with regular heating tune-ups, but if your heating equipment is leaking water, the humidifier might be leaking inside the heating system. Water leaking into your heating equipment can cause serious damage to the internal elements so it’s ideal to call your furnace service expert immediately 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 your family warm all winter long, call Fras-Air/General Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning 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.

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