Why Your Furnace Could Be Leaking

October 30, 2016

Finding water beneath your furnace is a homeowner’s nightmare. Is it a furnace problem or plumbing issue? It could be either, but Midland Air Service Experts is here with a couple HVAC issues that could cause a leaky furnace.

Condensation

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

Clogged Drain

Usually condensation from a high-efficiency furnace flows out to a floor drain. If there is a clog in the line or the floor drain, it could be the culprit of a leak around your heating system. A precision 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 issue should be caught 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 major 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 heating system doesn’t spring a leak and that it’s ready to keep your home warm all winter long, call Midland Air Service Experts in Columbia today. Our fall promotion is going on until November 25th and you can save on a Precision tune-up or qualifying heating and air conditioning systems.

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