Why Your Furnace Could Be Leaking

October 30, 2016

Finding water around your furnace is a homeowner’s worst fear. Is it a furnace problem or plumbing issue? It could be either, but Eveready Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning is here with a couple HVAC issues that could cause a leaky furnace.

Condensation

A standard-efficiency furnace should not have condensation so if your system does, it may be that the flue pipe was not sized correctly. The warm exhaust could be cooling and condensing in the pipe, then draining back into your heating equipment 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 tubing or the floor drain, it could be the culprit of a leak around your furnace. A heating tune-up from a furnace repair technician should help prevent this problem from happening. Unfortunately, neglecting furnace maintenance may cause a clogged drain, resulting in floor, ceiling, or other damage to your family’s home.

Humidifier

This issue should be caught with routine heating tune-ups, but if your heating system is leaking water, the humidifier might be leaking inside the heating system. Water leaking into your furnace can cause a lot of damage to the internal parts so it’s ideal to call your furnace service expert as soon as possible if you think this could 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 Eveready Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning in Richmond today. Our fall promotion is happening now and you can save on a Precision tune-up or qualifying HVAC systems.

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