Why Your Furnace Could Be Leaking

October 30, 2016

Coming home to find water beneath your furnace is a homeowner’s worst fear. Is it a heating and cooling malfunction or plumbing issue? It’s hard to say for sure, but Strogen's Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning is here with some HVAC issues that could result in a leaky furnace.

Condensation

A standard-efficiency furnace should not give off condensation so if your furnace does, it may be that the flue pipe was not sized properly. The heated exhaust could be cooling and condensing within the pipe, then flowing back into your furnace 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 piping or the floor drain, it could be the culprit of a leak around your heating equipment. A precision tune-up from a furnace repair technician should help avoid this problem from taking place. Unfortunately, neglecting furnace maintenance could make you end up with a clogged drain, resulting in wall, ceiling, or other damage to the home.

Humidifier

This malfunction should be discovered with regular heating tune-ups, but if your furnace is leaking water, the humidifier may be leaking inside the heating system. Water leaking into your heating system can cause a lot of damage to the internal parts so it’s best to call your furnace service technician immediately if you think this could be your issue.

To make sure your furnace doesn’t spring a leak and that it’s prepared to keep you warm all winter long, call Strogen's Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning in Rochester today. Our fall promotion is happening now and you can save on a furnace tune-up or qualifying heating and air conditioning systems.

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