Why Your Furnace Could Be Leaking

October 30, 2016

Finding water around your furnace is a homeowner’s nightmare. Is it an HVAC (heating, ventilation, air conditioning) issue or plumbing malfunction? It could be either, but Peachtree Service Experts is here with a couple HVAC issues that could cause a leaky furnace.

Condensation

A standard-efficiency furnace should not give off condensation so if your furnace does, it might be that the flue pipe was not sized correctly. The hot exhaust could be cooling and condensing inside the pipe, then streaming 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 piping 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 prevent this problem from happening. Unfortunately, skipping furnace maintenance could make you end up with a clogged drain, resulting in wall, ceiling, or other damage to your family’s home.

Humidifier

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

To make sure your furnace doesn’t spring a leak and that it’s all set to keep your home warm all winter long, call Peachtree Service Experts in Atlanta today. Our fall promotion is happening now and you can save on a furnace tune-up or qualifying home comfort systems.

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