Why Your Furnace Could Be Leaking

October 30, 2016

Discovering water beneath your furnace is a homeowner’s worst dream. Is it a heating and cooling malfunction or plumbing problem? It could be either, 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 have condensation so if your system does, it might be that the flue pipe was not sized properly. The hot exhaust could be cooling and condensing in the pipe, then flowing 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 cause 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 found with routine heating tune-ups, but if your furnace is leaking water, the humidifier could be leaking inside the furnace. Water leaking into your heating system can cause major damage to the internal elements so it’s best to call your furnace service company as soon as possible 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 you warm all winter long, call Donelson Air Service Experts in Nashville today. Our fall promotion is happening now and you can save on a fall tune-up or qualifying HVAC systems.

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