Why Your Furnace Could Be Leaking

October 30, 2016

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

Condensation

A standard-efficiency heating system should not have condensation so if your system does, it could 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 a clog in the line 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 avoid this problem from occurring. Unfortunately, neglecting furnace maintenance may cause a clogged drain, resulting in wall, ceiling, or other damage to your family’s home.

Humidifier

This problem should be found with routine heating tune-ups, but if your furnace is leaking water, the humidifier might be leaking inside the furnace. Water leaking into your furnace can cause a lot of damage to the internal parts so it’s ideal to call your furnace service technician as soon as possible if you think this might 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 in Richmond today. Our fall promotion is going on now and you can save on a Precision tune-up or qualifying home comfort systems.

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