Why Your Furnace Could Be Leaking

October 30, 2016

Coming home to find water surrounding your furnace is a homeowner’s worst dream. Is it an HVAC (heating, ventilation, air conditioning) malfunction or plumbing issue? It’s hard to confirm without an expert doing an inspection, but Pardee Service Experts is here with a few HVAC issues that could be the culprit of a leaky furnace.

Condensation

A standard-efficiency furnace should not produce condensation so if yours does, it could be that the flue pipe was not sized properly. The hot exhaust could be cooling and condensing inside the pipe, then flowing 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 a clog in the tubing or the floor drain, it could be the culprit of a leak around your heating system. A precision tune-up from a furnace repair contractor should help prevent this problem from occurring. Unfortunately, skipping furnace maintenance could make you end up with a clogged drain, resulting in wall, ceiling, or other damage to the home.

Humidifier

This problem should be discovered with routine furnace tune-ups, but if your heating system is leaking water, the humidifier could be leaking inside the furnace. Water leaking into your heating system can cause serious damage to the internal elements so it’s best to call your furnace service technician 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 you warm all winter long, call Pardee Service Experts in Charleston today. Our fall promotion is going on until November 25th and you can save on a Precision tune-up or qualifying HVAC systems.

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