Why Your Furnace Could Be Leaking

October 30, 2016

Discovering water surrounding your furnace is a homeowner’s worst dream. Is it a heating and cooling issue or plumbing malfunction? It could be either, but Finch Air Conditioning & Heating is here with a few HVAC issues that could cause a leaky furnace.

Condensation

A standard-efficiency furnace should not have condensation so if your system does, it might be that the flue pipe was not sized correctly. The hot exhaust could be cooling and condensing within the pipe, then flowing back into your furnace and leaking out.

Clogged Drain

Usually condensation from a high-efficiency furnace flows out to a floor drain. If there is blockage in the piping or the floor drain, it could be the culprit of a leak around your heating system. A precision tune-up from a furnace repair technician should help avoid this problem from occurring. Unfortunately, skipping furnace maintenance may cause a clogged drain, resulting in wall, ceiling, or other damage to your family’s home.

Humidifier

This problem should be discovered with regular HVAC system tune-ups, but if your heating equipment is leaking water, the humidifier could be leaking inside the heating equipment. Water leaking into your heating system can cause serious damage to the internal parts so it’s important to call your furnace service expert as soon as possible if you think this might be your issue.

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

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