Why Your Furnace Could Be Leaking

October 30, 2016

Coming home to find water surrounding your furnace is a homeowner’s nightmare. Is it an HVAC (heating, ventilation, air conditioning) malfunction or plumbing problem? It’s hard to say for sure, but Bob Brown Service Experts is here with a few HVAC issues that could result in a leaky furnace.

Condensation

A standard-efficiency heating system should not have condensation so if your system does, it could be that the flue pipe was not sized right. The heated exhaust could be cooling and condensing within the pipe, then streaming back into your heating equipment and leaking out.

Clogged Drain

Typically condensation from a high-efficiency furnace will flow out to a floor drain. If there is a clog in the line or the floor drain, it could cause a leak around your heating system. A heating tune-up from a furnace repair technician should help avoid this problem from occurring. Unfortunately, neglecting furnace maintenance might result in a clogged drain, resulting in floor, ceiling, or other damage to your family’s home.

Humidifier

This problem should be discovered with seasonal furnace tune-ups, but if your furnace is leaking water, the humidifier may be leaking inside the furnace. Water leaking into your heating system can cause a lot of damage to the internal parts so it’s best to call your furnace service technician right away if you think this may be your issue.

To make sure your furnace doesn’t spring a leak and that it’s all set to keep you warm all winter long, call Bob Brown Service Experts in Tempe today. Our fall promotion is happening now and you can save on a furnace tune-up or qualifying home comfort systems.

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