Why Your Furnace Could Be Leaking

October 30, 2016

Coming home to find water around your furnace is a homeowner’s worst dream. Is it a heating and cooling malfunction or plumbing malfunction? It’s hard to confirm without an expert doing an inspection, but Chief / Bauer Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning 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 might be that the flue pipe was not sized correctly. The heated exhaust could be cooling and condensing in the pipe, then streaming back into your heating equipment and leaking out.

Clogged Drain

The condensation from a high-efficiency furnace usually flows out to a floor drain. If there is an obstruction in the line or the floor drain, it could be the culprit of a leak around your heating equipment. A heating tune-up from a furnace repair contractor should help avoid this problem from taking place. Unfortunately, neglecting furnace maintenance may cause a clogged drain, resulting in wall, ceiling, or other damage to the home.

Humidifier

This problem should be discovered with regular furnace tune-ups, but if your heating system is leaking water, the humidifier may be leaking inside the heating equipment. Water leaking into your heating equipment can cause major damage to the internal parts so it’s important to call your furnace service company as soon as possible if you think this might be your issue.

To make sure your heating system doesn’t spring a leak and that it’s all set to keep you warm all winter long, call Chief / Bauer Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning in Champaign today. Our fall promotion is going on now and you can save on a furnace tune-up or qualifying home comfort systems.

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