Why Your Furnace Could Be Leaking

October 30, 2016

Finding water around your furnace is a homeowner’s nightmare. Is it a heating and cooling issue or plumbing malfunction? It could be either, but Finch Air Conditioning & Heating Inc is here with a few HVAC issues that could result in a leaky furnace.

Condensation

A standard-efficiency heating system should not have condensation so if your system does, it might be that the flue pipe was not sized properly. The heated 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 furnace. A heating tune-up from a furnace repair technician should help avoid this problem from happening. Unfortunately, lack of 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 routine 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 furnace can cause serious damage to the internal parts so it’s important to call your furnace service technician as soon as possible if you think this could be your issue.

To make sure your heating system doesn’t spring a leak and that it’s prepared to keep your home warm all winter long, call Finch Air Conditioning & Heating Inc 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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