Why Your Furnace Could Be Leaking

October 30, 2016

Discovering water beneath your furnace is a homeowner’s worst fear. Is it an HVAC (heating, ventilation, air conditioning) issue or plumbing malfunction? It’s hard to say for sure, but Falso Service Experts is here with a few HVAC issues that could be the culprit of a leaky furnace.

Condensation

Standard-efficiency heating equipment should not give off condensation so if yours does, it may be that the flue pipe was not sized correctly. The warm exhaust could be cooling and condensing in the pipe, then draining back into your heating equipment and leaking out.

Clogged Drain

Typically condensation from a high-efficiency furnace will flow out to a floor drain. If there is a clog in the piping or the floor drain, it could result in a leak around your heating equipment. A precision 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 wood, ceiling, or other damage to your family’s home.

Humidifier

This problem should be caught with seasonal heating tune-ups, but if your heating system is leaking water, the humidifier might be leaking inside the heating system. Water leaking into your heating system can cause a lot of damage to the internal parts so it’s important to call your furnace service technician right away if you think this might be your issue.

To make sure your furnace doesn’t spring a leak and that it’s prepared to keep your family warm all winter long, call Falso Service Experts in East Syracuse today. Our fall promotion is happening now and you can save on a fall tune-up or qualifying home comfort systems.

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