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 a furnace malfunction or plumbing issue? It could be either, but Strand Brothers Service Experts is here with some HVAC issues that could cause a leaky furnace.

Condensation

A standard-efficiency furnace should not have condensation so if your furnace does, it may be that the flue pipe was not sized correctly. The hot exhaust could be cooling and condensing in the pipe, then streaming back into the furnace and leaking out.

Clogged Drain

Typically condensation from a high-efficiency furnace will flow 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 seasonal tune-up from a furnace repair technician should help prevent this problem from taking place. Unfortunately, skipping 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 regular heating tune-ups, but if your heating system is leaking water, the humidifier might be leaking inside the heating system. Water leaking into your heating system can cause a lot of damage to the internal elements so it’s best to call your furnace service technician immediately if you think this might be your issue.

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

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