Why Your Furnace Could Be Leaking

October 30, 2016

Finding water beneath your furnace is a homeowner’s worst dream. Is it a heating and cooling problem or plumbing problem? It’s hard to confirm without an expert doing an inspection, but A-PLUS Service Experts is here with a couple HVAC issues that could result in a leaky furnace.

Condensation

A standard-efficiency furnace should not produce condensation so if yours does, it may be that the flue pipe was not sized properly. The warm exhaust could be cooling and condensing within the pipe, then draining back into your furnace and leaking out.

Clogged Drain

The condensation from a high-efficiency furnace usually flows 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 heating equipment. A seasonal tune-up from a furnace repair contractor should help avoid this problem from happening. Unfortunately, neglecting furnace maintenance might result in a clogged drain, resulting in floor, ceiling, or other damage to your family’s home.

Humidifier

This issue should be found with regular furnace tune-ups, but if your heating system is leaking water, the humidifier could be leaking inside the heating equipment. Water leaking into your heating system can cause a lot of damage to the internal elements so it’s ideal to call your furnace service technician as soon as possible 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 you warm all winter long, call A-PLUS Service Experts in Waldorf 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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