Why Your Furnace Could Be Leaking

October 30, 2016

Finding water beneath your furnace is a homeowner’s nightmare. Is it an HVAC (heating, ventilation, air conditioning) malfunction or plumbing problem? It’s hard to confirm without an expert doing an inspection, but Donelson Air Service Experts is here with a couple HVAC issues that could result in a leaky furnace.

Condensation

Standard-efficiency heating equipment should not produce condensation so if yours does, it might be that the flue pipe was not sized correctly. The hot exhaust could be cooling and condensing inside 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 a clog in the piping or the floor drain, it could result in a leak around your furnace. A seasonal tune-up from a furnace repair technician should help avoid this problem from happening. Unfortunately, neglecting furnace maintenance might result in a clogged drain, resulting in wood, ceiling, or other damage to the home.

Humidifier

This malfunction should be caught with regular heating tune-ups, but if your heating system is leaking water, the humidifier could be leaking inside the furnace. Water leaking into your furnace can cause major damage to the internal components so it’s best to call your furnace service company as soon as possible if you think this might be your issue.

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

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