Why Your Furnace Could Be Leaking

October 30, 2016

Coming home to find water beneath your furnace is a homeowner’s nightmare. Is it a furnace issue or plumbing malfunction? It’s hard to say for sure, but All American Air Service Experts is here with some HVAC issues that could cause a leaky furnace.

Condensation

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

Clogged Drain

The condensation from a high-efficiency furnace usually flows out to a floor drain. If there is a clog in the tubing or the floor drain, it could cause a leak around your heating system. A seasonal tune-up from a furnace repair contractor should help prevent this problem from occurring. Unfortunately, skipping furnace maintenance may cause a clogged drain, resulting in wood, ceiling, or other damage to the home.

Humidifier

This problem should be discovered with seasonal heating tune-ups, but if your heating equipment is leaking water, the humidifier might be leaking inside the heating equipment. Water leaking into your furnace can cause a lot of damage to the internal elements so it’s best to call your furnace service company as soon as possible 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 All American Air Service Experts in Daytona Beach today. Our fall promotion is going on until November 25th and you can save on a fall tune-up or qualifying HVAC systems.

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