Why Your Furnace Could Be Leaking

October 30, 2016

Finding water beneath your furnace is a homeowner’s nightmare. Is it a heating and cooling problem or plumbing problem? It could be either, but Church Services is here with a few HVAC issues that could result in a leaky furnace.

Condensation

Standard-efficiency heating equipment should not produce condensation so if yours does, it could be that the flue pipe was not sized right. The hot exhaust could be cooling and condensing inside the pipe, then draining back into the furnace and leaking out.

Clogged Drain

Typically condensation from a high-efficiency furnace will flow 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 equipment. A seasonal tune-up from a furnace repair technician should help avoid this problem from happening. Unfortunately, lack of furnace maintenance could make you end up with a clogged drain, resulting in wall, ceiling, or other damage to the home.

Humidifier

This issue should be found with routine heating tune-ups, but if your heating system is leaking water, the humidifier may be leaking inside the heating system. Water leaking into your heating system can cause serious damage to the internal components so it’s important to call your furnace service technician immediately if you think this may be your issue.

To make sure your furnace doesn’t spring a leak and that it’s prepared to keep you warm all winter long, call Church Services in Houston 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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