Why Your Furnace Could Be Leaking

October 30, 2016

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

Condensation

A standard-efficiency heating system should not produce condensation so if your system does, it may be that the flue pipe was not sized correctly. The heated exhaust could be cooling and condensing inside the pipe, then draining 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 an obstruction in the tubing or the floor drain, it could be the culprit of a leak around your furnace. A precision tune-up from a furnace repair expert should help prevent this problem from happening. Unfortunately, lack of furnace maintenance could make you end up with a clogged drain, resulting in floor, ceiling, or other damage to the home.

Humidifier

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

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