Why Your Furnace Could Be Leaking

October 30, 2016

Discovering water beneath your furnace is a homeowner’s nightmare. Is it an HVAC (heating, ventilation, air conditioning) malfunction or plumbing problem? It’s hard to say for sure, but BW/Cook Service Experts is here with some HVAC issues that could be the culprit of a leaky furnace.

Condensation

Standard-efficiency heating equipment should not produce condensation so if yours does, it could be that the flue pipe was not sized right. The hot exhaust could be cooling and condensing in the pipe, then draining back into the furnace and leaking out.

Clogged Drain

Typically condensation from a high-efficiency furnace will flow out to a floor drain. If there is blockage in the tubing or the floor drain, it could be the culprit of a leak around your heating system. A heating tune-up from a furnace repair technician should help prevent this problem from occurring. Unfortunately, lack of 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 furnace tune-ups, but if your heating equipment is leaking water, the humidifier could be leaking inside the heating system. Water leaking into your furnace can cause serious damage to the internal parts so it’s ideal to call your furnace service expert as soon as possible if you think this might 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 in Elkhart today. Our fall promotion is going on until November 25th and you can save on a fall tune-up or qualifying HVAC systems.

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