Why Your Furnace Could Be Leaking

October 30, 2016

Finding water beneath your furnace is a homeowner’s worst fear. Is it a heating and cooling 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 your system does, it may be that the flue pipe was not sized properly. The warm exhaust could be cooling and condensing inside 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 heating tune-up from a furnace repair technician should help prevent this problem from happening. Unfortunately, skipping 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 furnace. Water leaking into your heating system can cause major damage to the internal parts so it’s important to call your furnace service expert immediately if you think this could be your issue.

To make sure your furnace doesn’t spring a leak and that it’s ready to keep you 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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