Why Your Furnace Could Be Leaking

October 30, 2016

Coming home to find water around your furnace is a homeowner’s nightmare. Is it a heating and cooling problem or plumbing problem? It could be either, but Peitz Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning 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 in 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 precision tune-up from a furnace repair technician should help avoid this problem from occurring. Unfortunately, skipping furnace maintenance could make you end up with a clogged drain, resulting in wall, ceiling, or other damage to the home.

Humidifier

This problem should be discovered with regular HVAC system tune-ups, but if your furnace is leaking water, the humidifier may be leaking inside the furnace. Water leaking into your heating equipment can cause a lot of damage to the internal elements 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 Heating & Air Conditioning in Pierre today. Our fall promotion is going on now and you can save on a Precision tune-up or qualifying home comfort systems.

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