Why Your Furnace Could Be Leaking

October 30, 2016

Discovering water beneath your furnace is a homeowner’s nightmare. Is it a furnace problem or plumbing problem? It’s hard to confirm without an expert doing an inspection, but Midland Air Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning is here with a couple HVAC issues that could result in a leaky furnace.

Condensation

A standard-efficiency furnace should not produce condensation so if your system does, it might be that the flue pipe was not sized properly. The heated exhaust could be cooling and condensing within the pipe, then flowing back into the furnace and leaking out.

Clogged Drain

Usually condensation from a high-efficiency furnace flows out to a floor drain. If there is an obstruction in the tubing or the floor drain, it could be the culprit of a leak around your furnace. A heating tune-up from a furnace repair technician should help avoid this problem from taking place. Unfortunately, skipping furnace maintenance could make you end up with a clogged drain, resulting in wood, ceiling, or other damage to your family’s home.

Humidifier

This problem should be found with seasonal HVAC system tune-ups, but if your furnace is leaking water, the humidifier could be leaking inside the heating equipment. Water leaking into your heating equipment can cause a lot of damage to the internal parts so it’s best to call your furnace service expert as soon as possible if you think this might be your issue.

To make sure your furnace doesn’t spring a leak and that it’s prepared to keep your home warm all winter long, call Midland Air Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning in Columbia today. Our fall promotion is going on until November 25th and you can save on a fall tune-up or qualifying heating and air conditioning systems.

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