Why Your Furnace Could Be Leaking

October 30, 2016

Discovering water surrounding your furnace is a homeowner’s worst dream. Is it an HVAC (heating, ventilation, air conditioning) problem or plumbing malfunction? It’s hard to confirm without an expert doing an inspection, but Peachtree 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 give off condensation so if your furnace does, it might be that the flue pipe was not sized properly. 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 occurring. Unfortunately, skipping furnace maintenance could make you end up with a clogged drain, resulting in floor, ceiling, or other damage to your family’s home.

Humidifier

This issue should be discovered with seasonal heating tune-ups, but if your furnace is leaking water, the humidifier could be leaking inside the heating system. Water leaking into your furnace can cause major damage to the internal parts so it’s best to call your furnace service technician right away if you think this might 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 Heating & Air Conditioning in Atlanta today. Our fall promotion is going on now and you can save on a furnace tune-up or qualifying home comfort systems.

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