Why Your Furnace Could Be Leaking

October 30, 2016

Coming home to find water surrounding your furnace is a homeowner’s worst dream. Is it an HVAC (heating, ventilation, air conditioning) problem or plumbing issue? It’s hard to say for sure, but R & M Climate Control Service Experts 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 yours does, it could be that the flue pipe was not sized correctly. The heated exhaust could be cooling and condensing in the pipe, then flowing back into the 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 precision tune-up from a furnace repair technician should help avert this problem from happening. Unfortunately, neglecting furnace maintenance might result in a clogged drain, resulting in floor, ceiling, or other damage to your 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 major damage to the internal components so it’s important to call your furnace service expert as soon as possible if you think this could be your issue.

To make sure your heating equipment doesn’t spring a leak and that it’s ready to keep you warm all winter long, call R & M Climate Control Service Experts in Knoxville today. Our fall promotion is happening now and you can save on a furnace tune-up or qualifying HVAC systems.

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