Why Your Furnace Could Be Leaking

October 30, 2016

Discovering water beneath your furnace is a homeowner’s worst dream. Is it an HVAC (heating, ventilation, air conditioning) malfunction or plumbing problem? It’s hard to say for sure, but BW/Cook Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning is here with a few 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 may be that the flue pipe was not sized right. The hot exhaust could be cooling and condensing inside 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 blockage in the line or the floor drain, it could be the culprit of a leak around your heating system. A precision tune-up from a furnace repair technician should help prevent this problem from occurring. Unfortunately, skipping furnace maintenance might result in a clogged drain, resulting in wood, ceiling, or other damage to your home.

Humidifier

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

To make sure your furnace doesn’t spring a leak and that it’s ready to keep your home warm all winter long, call BW/Cook Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning in Elkhart today. Our fall promotion is going on until November 25th and you can save on a fall tune-up or qualifying home comfort systems.

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