Why Your Furnace Could Be Leaking

October 30, 2016

Coming home to find water around your furnace is a homeowner’s worst dream. Is it a furnace malfunction or plumbing issue? It’s hard to confirm without an expert doing an inspection, but Strand Brothers Service Experts is here with some HVAC issues that could cause a leaky furnace.

Condensation

A standard-efficiency furnace should not produce condensation so if your furnace does, it could be that the flue pipe was not sized properly. The heated exhaust could be cooling and condensing inside the pipe, then streaming back into the furnace 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 cause a leak around your furnace. A seasonal tune-up from a furnace repair technician should help prevent this problem from taking place. Unfortunately, lack of furnace maintenance could make you end up with a clogged drain, resulting in wood, ceiling, or other damage to your family’s home.

Humidifier

This malfunction should be discovered with routine furnace tune-ups, but if your furnace is leaking water, the humidifier might be leaking inside the furnace. Water leaking into your heating system can cause major damage to the internal elements so it’s ideal to call your furnace service expert immediately 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 your home warm all winter long, call Strand Brothers Service Experts in Austin today. Our fall promotion is going on now and you can save on a furnace tune-up or qualifying HVAC systems.

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