Why Your Furnace Could Be Leaking

October 30, 2016

Coming home to find water surrounding your furnace is a homeowner’s nightmare. Is it an HVAC (heating, ventilation, air conditioning) issue or plumbing issue? It could be either, but Peitz Service Experts is here with a couple HVAC issues that could result in a leaky furnace.

Condensation

A standard-efficiency furnace should not give off condensation so if your furnace does, it might be that the flue pipe was not sized correctly. The warm exhaust could be cooling and condensing inside the pipe, then streaming 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 a clog in the line or the floor drain, it could be the culprit of a leak around your heating equipment. A heating tune-up from a furnace repair technician should help prevent this problem from happening. Unfortunately, lack of furnace maintenance could make you end up with a clogged drain, resulting in floor, ceiling, or other damage to the home.

Humidifier

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

To make sure your heating system doesn’t spring a leak and that it’s all set to keep your home warm all winter long, call Peitz Service Experts in Pierre today. Our fall promotion is going on now and you can save on a fall tune-up or qualifying HVAC systems.

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