Why Your Furnace Could Be Leaking

October 30, 2016

Coming home to find water surrounding your furnace is a homeowner’s nightmare. Is it an HVAC (heating, ventilation, air conditioning) malfunction or plumbing malfunction? It’s hard to confirm without an expert doing an inspection, but Chief/Bauer 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 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

Typically condensation from a high-efficiency furnace will flow out to a floor drain. If there is an obstruction in the tubing or the floor drain, it could be the culprit of a leak around your heating equipment. A precision tune-up from a furnace repair contractor should help prevent this problem from taking place. Unfortunately, neglecting furnace maintenance might result in a clogged drain, resulting in wall, ceiling, or other damage to your home.

Humidifier

This problem should be discovered with regular furnace tune-ups, but if your furnace is leaking water, the humidifier could be leaking inside the heating equipment. Water leaking into your heating equipment can cause a lot of 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 in Champaign today. Our fall promotion is going on now and you can save on a furnace tune-up or qualifying HVAC systems.

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