Why Your Furnace Could Be Leaking

October 30, 2016

Finding water surrounding 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 Neal Harris Service Experts is here with a couple HVAC issues that could be the culprit of a leaky furnace.

Condensation

A standard-efficiency heating system should not give off condensation so if your furnace does, it may be that the flue pipe was not sized correctly. The warm exhaust could be cooling and condensing inside 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 an obstruction in the piping or the floor drain, it could be the culprit of a leak around your heating system. A precision tune-up from a furnace repair contractor should help prevent this problem from occurring. Unfortunately, skipping furnace maintenance could make you end up with a clogged drain, resulting in wood, ceiling, or other damage to your home.

Humidifier

This problem should be caught with seasonal furnace tune-ups, but if your heating equipment is leaking water, the humidifier could be leaking inside the heating system. Water leaking into your heating equipment can cause serious damage to the internal elements 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 ready to keep your home warm all winter long, call Neal Harris Service Experts in Kansas City today. Our fall promotion is going on until November 25th and you can save on a fall tune-up or qualifying home comfort systems.

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