Why Your Furnace Could Be Leaking

October 30, 2016

Coming home to find water around your furnace is a homeowner’s worst fear. Is it a furnace issue or plumbing problem? It could be either, 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 produce condensation so if your system does, it may be that the flue pipe was not sized correctly. The warm exhaust could be cooling and condensing inside the pipe, then flowing back into your 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 expert should help avert this problem from occurring. Unfortunately, lack of furnace maintenance may cause a clogged drain, resulting in wall, ceiling, or other damage to your home.

Humidifier

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

To make sure your heating system 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 going on now and you can save on a fall tune-up or qualifying heating and air conditioning systems.

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