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 Heating & Air Conditioning is here with a couple HVAC issues that could cause a leaky furnace.

Condensation

A standard-efficiency heating system 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 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 an obstruction in the line or the floor drain, it could cause a leak around your heating equipment. A seasonal tune-up from a furnace repair expert should help prevent this problem from occurring. Unfortunately, neglecting furnace maintenance may cause a clogged drain, resulting in wall, ceiling, or other damage to your family’s home.

Humidifier

This problem should be found with routine heating tune-ups, but if your furnace is leaking water, the humidifier may be leaking inside the heating equipment. Water leaking into your heating system can cause major damage to the internal components so it’s ideal to call your furnace service expert as soon as possible 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 you warm all winter long, call A-PLUS Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning in Waldorf today. Our fall promotion is happening now and you can save on a Precision tune-up or qualifying home comfort systems.

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