Why Your Furnace Could Be Leaking

October 30, 2016

Coming home to find water beneath your furnace is a homeowner’s nightmare. Is it a heating and cooling problem or plumbing issue? It’s hard to confirm without an expert doing an inspection, but Wesley Wood Service Experts is here with a couple HVAC issues that could result in a leaky furnace.

Condensation

A standard-efficiency heating system should not have condensation so if yours does, it may be that the flue pipe was not sized properly. The heated exhaust could be cooling and condensing in 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 blockage in the tubing or the floor drain, it could result in a leak around your furnace. A precision tune-up from a furnace repair expert should help prevent this problem from taking place. Unfortunately, neglecting furnace maintenance may cause a clogged drain, resulting in wall, ceiling, or other damage to your home.

Humidifier

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

To make sure your heating equipment doesn’t spring a leak and that it’s prepared to keep you warm all winter long, call Wesley Wood Service Experts in West Chester today. Our fall promotion is going on now and you can save on a fall tune-up or qualifying home comfort systems.

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