Why Your Furnace Could Be Leaking

October 30, 2016

Finding water beneath your furnace is a homeowner’s worst fear. Is it a furnace problem or plumbing malfunction? It’s hard to confirm without an expert doing an inspection, but Sunbeam Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning is here with a couple HVAC issues that could be the culprit of a leaky furnace.

Condensation

A standard-efficiency furnace should not give off condensation so if yours does, it might be that the flue pipe was not sized right. The hot exhaust could be cooling and condensing in 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 line or the floor drain, it could cause a leak around your heating equipment. A heating tune-up from a furnace repair contractor should help prevent this problem from occurring. Unfortunately, neglecting furnace maintenance might result in a clogged drain, resulting in wood, ceiling, or other damage to the home.

Humidifier

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

To make sure your heating equipment doesn’t spring a leak and that it’s all set to keep your home warm all winter long, call Sunbeam Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning in Buffalo today. Our fall promotion is going on until November 25th and you can save on a Precision tune-up or qualifying heating and air conditioning systems.

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