Why Your Furnace Could Be Leaking

October 30, 2016

Coming home to find water surrounding your furnace is a homeowner’s nightmare. Is it a heating and cooling problem or plumbing issue? It’s hard to say for sure, but Golden Seal Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning is here with a few HVAC issues that could result in a leaky furnace.

Condensation

Standard-efficiency heating equipment should not have condensation so if yours does, it may be that the flue pipe was not sized right. The heated exhaust could be cooling and condensing in the pipe, then streaming back into the furnace and leaking out.

Clogged Drain

Typically condensation from a high-efficiency furnace will flow out to a floor drain. If there is blockage in the piping or the floor drain, it could cause a leak around your heating system. A heating tune-up from a furnace repair technician should help avert this problem from happening. Unfortunately, neglecting 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 malfunction should be found with routine HVAC system tune-ups, but if your heating equipment is leaking water, the humidifier might be leaking inside the heating system. Water leaking into your furnace can cause serious damage to the internal elements 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 all set to keep your family warm all winter long, call Golden Seal Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning in Saint Charles today. Our fall promotion is happening now and you can save on a Precision tune-up or qualifying home comfort systems.

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