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 an HVAC (heating, ventilation, air conditioning) malfunction or plumbing issue? It’s hard to say for sure, but Strogen's Service Experts is here with a few HVAC issues that could cause 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 hot exhaust could be cooling and condensing within the pipe, then flowing back into the furnace and leaking out.

Clogged Drain

Typically condensation from a high-efficiency furnace will flow out to a floor drain. If there is a clog in the piping or the floor drain, it could be the culprit of a leak around your heating equipment. A heating 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 floor, ceiling, or other damage to the home.

Humidifier

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