Why Your Furnace Could Be Leaking

October 30, 2016

Finding water beneath your furnace is a homeowner’s nightmare. Is it an HVAC (heating, ventilation, air conditioning) problem or plumbing problem? It could be either, but Church Services is here with a few HVAC issues that could cause a leaky furnace.

Condensation

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

Clogged Drain

The condensation from a high-efficiency furnace usually 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 heating equipment. A seasonal tune-up from a furnace repair technician should help avoid this problem from occurring. 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 problem should be caught with routine heating tune-ups, but if your furnace is leaking water, the humidifier may be leaking inside the furnace. Water leaking into your heating system can cause serious damage to the internal elements so it’s important to call your furnace service expert right away 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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