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 problem? It’s hard to confirm without an expert doing an inspection, but Wesley Wood Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning is here with a couple HVAC issues that could result in a leaky furnace.

Condensation

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

Humidifier

This problem should be discovered 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 major damage to the internal elements so it’s important to call your furnace service expert right away 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 your family warm all winter long, call Wesley Wood Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning in West Chester today. Our fall promotion is going on now and you can save on a Precision tune-up or qualifying HVAC systems.

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