Why Your Furnace Could Be Leaking

October 30, 2016

Discovering 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 is here with a couple HVAC issues that could be the culprit of a leaky furnace.

Condensation

A standard-efficiency heating system 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 flowing 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 tubing or the floor drain, it could cause a leak around your heating equipment. A precision tune-up from a furnace repair expert should help avoid this problem from happening. Unfortunately, neglecting furnace maintenance may cause a clogged drain, resulting in wood, ceiling, or other damage to your home.

Humidifier

This malfunction should be discovered with routine HVAC system tune-ups, but if your heating system is leaking water, the humidifier could be leaking inside the furnace. Water leaking into your furnace can cause major damage to the internal parts so it’s important to call your furnace service expert right away 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 in Buffalo today. Our fall promotion is going on until November 25th and you can save on a fall tune-up or qualifying heating and air conditioning systems.

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