Why Your Furnace Could Be Leaking

October 30, 2016

Coming home to find water surrounding your furnace is a homeowner’s worst fear. Is it a furnace problem or plumbing issue? It’s hard to confirm without an expert doing an inspection, but Freschi Service Experts is here with a couple HVAC issues that could be the culprit of a leaky furnace.

Condensation

Standard-efficiency heating equipment should not have 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 in 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 a clog in the tubing or the floor drain, it could result in a leak around your furnace. A seasonal tune-up from a furnace repair contractor should help avert this problem from occurring. Unfortunately, skipping furnace maintenance may cause a clogged drain, resulting in floor, ceiling, or other damage to the home.

Humidifier

This malfunction should be found with routine furnace tune-ups, but if your heating system is leaking water, the humidifier might be leaking inside the heating equipment. Water leaking into your heating equipment can cause major damage to the internal components so it’s best 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 all set to keep your home warm all winter long, call Freschi Service Experts in Concord today. Our fall promotion is happening now and you can save on a Precision tune-up or qualifying heating and air conditioning systems.

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