Why Your Furnace Could Be Leaking

October 30, 2016

Finding water around 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 Heating, Air Conditioning & Plumbing is here with a couple HVAC issues that could be the culprit of a leaky furnace.

Condensation

A standard-efficiency furnace should not give off condensation so if your furnace does, it could be that the flue pipe was not sized properly. The warm exhaust could be cooling and condensing in the pipe, then draining back into your heating equipment and leaking out.

Clogged Drain

Typically condensation from a high-efficiency furnace will flow 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 furnace. A precision tune-up from a furnace repair expert should help prevent this problem from happening. Unfortunately, lack of furnace maintenance could make you end up with a clogged drain, resulting in wood, ceiling, or other damage to the home.

Humidifier

This problem should be found with seasonal furnace tune-ups, but if your heating equipment is leaking water, the humidifier may be leaking inside the heating system. Water leaking into your heating equipment can cause serious damage to the internal elements so it’s ideal to call your furnace service technician immediately if you think this might be your issue.

To make sure your heating system doesn’t spring a leak and that it’s prepared to keep your home warm all winter long, call Neal Harris Service Experts Heating, Air Conditioning & Plumbing in Kansas City today. Our fall promotion is going on until November 25th and you can save on a fall tune-up or qualifying HVAC systems.

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