Why Your Furnace Could Be Leaking

October 30, 2016

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

Condensation

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

Clogged Drain

The condensation from a high-efficiency furnace usually flows out to a floor drain. If there is an obstruction in the line or the floor drain, it could result in a leak around your furnace. 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 wall, 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 heating system. Water leaking into your heating system can cause major damage to the internal parts so it’s best to call your furnace service expert immediately if you think this may be your issue.

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

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