Why Your Furnace Could Be Leaking

October 30, 2016

Coming home to find water beneath your furnace is a homeowner’s worst fear. Is it a furnace issue or plumbing malfunction? It’s hard to say for sure, but D.A. Bennett Service Experts is here with some HVAC issues that could be the culprit of a leaky furnace.

Condensation

A standard-efficiency furnace 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 flowing back into your heating equipment and leaking out.

Clogged Drain

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

Humidifier

This problem should be caught with routine furnace tune-ups, but if your heating system is leaking water, the humidifier could be leaking inside the heating equipment. Water leaking into your furnace can cause serious damage to the internal elements so it’s important to call your furnace service technician 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 D.A. Bennett Service Experts in Albany 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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