Why Your Furnace Could Be Leaking

October 30, 2016

Finding water beneath your furnace is a homeowner’s nightmare. Is it an HVAC (heating, ventilation, air conditioning) problem or plumbing malfunction? It could be either, but Strand Brothers Service Experts is here with a few HVAC issues that could result in a leaky furnace.

Condensation

A standard-efficiency furnace should not produce condensation so if yours does, it might be that the flue pipe was not sized properly. The warm exhaust could be cooling and condensing in 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 result in a leak around your heating equipment. A heating tune-up from a furnace repair expert should help avoid this problem from occurring. Unfortunately, lack of furnace maintenance might result in a clogged drain, resulting in floor, ceiling, or other damage to the home.

Humidifier

This issue should be discovered with seasonal furnace 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 major damage to the internal elements so it’s important to call your furnace service expert immediately 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 you warm all winter long, call Strand Brothers Service Experts in Austin today. Our fall promotion is going on now and you can save on a fall tune-up or qualifying HVAC systems.

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