Why Your Furnace Could Be Leaking

October 30, 2016

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

Condensation

A standard-efficiency heating system should not produce condensation so if yours does, it might be that the flue pipe was not sized correctly. The warm exhaust could be cooling and condensing inside the pipe, then draining back into your heating equipment and leaking out.

Clogged Drain

Usually condensation from a high-efficiency furnace flows out to a floor drain. If there is a clog in the tubing or the floor drain, it could cause a leak around your heating equipment. A heating tune-up from a furnace repair contractor should help prevent this problem from occurring. Unfortunately, skipping furnace maintenance might result in a clogged drain, resulting in floor, ceiling, or other damage to the home.

Humidifier

This problem should be discovered with seasonal heating tune-ups, but if your heating system is leaking water, the humidifier might 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 important to call your furnace service expert right away if you think this may be your issue.

To make sure your heating equipment doesn’t spring a leak and that it’s prepared to keep your family warm all winter long, call Strand Brothers Service Experts in Austin today. Our fall promotion is happening now and you can save on a fall tune-up or qualifying HVAC systems.

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