Why Your Furnace Could Be Leaking

October 30, 2016

Coming home to find water surrounding your furnace is a homeowner’s nightmare. Is it an HVAC (heating, ventilation, air conditioning) problem or plumbing problem? It’s hard to say for sure, but R & M Climate Control Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning is here with a few HVAC issues that could result in a leaky furnace.

Condensation

Standard-efficiency heating equipment should not have condensation so if your system does, it may be that the flue pipe was not sized correctly. The heated exhaust could be cooling and condensing in the pipe, then draining back into your furnace and leaking out.

Clogged Drain

Usually condensation from a high-efficiency furnace flows out to a floor drain. If there is a clog in the piping or the floor drain, it could cause a leak around your heating system. A heating tune-up from a furnace repair technician should help avert this problem from occurring. Unfortunately, neglecting furnace maintenance might result in a clogged drain, resulting in floor, ceiling, or other damage to the home.

Humidifier

This malfunction should be caught with seasonal HVAC system tune-ups, but if your heating system is leaking water, the humidifier might be leaking inside the furnace. Water leaking into your furnace can cause a lot of damage to the internal elements so it’s important to call your furnace service technician as soon as possible if you think this might 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 R & M Climate Control Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning in Knoxville today. Our fall promotion is happening now and you can save on a furnace tune-up or qualifying home comfort systems.

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