Why Your Furnace Could Be Leaking

October 30, 2016

Discovering water around your furnace is a homeowner’s worst fear. Is it an HVAC (heating, ventilation, air conditioning) issue or plumbing problem? It’s hard to confirm without an expert doing an inspection, but Knochelmann Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning is here with a couple HVAC issues that could cause a leaky furnace.

Condensation

A standard-efficiency furnace should not produce condensation so if your system does, it might be that the flue pipe was not sized properly. The heated exhaust could be cooling and condensing inside the pipe, then streaming back into your 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 piping or the floor drain, it could result in a leak around your furnace. A heating tune-up from a furnace repair contractor should help prevent this problem from happening. Unfortunately, skipping furnace maintenance may cause a clogged drain, resulting in wall, ceiling, or other damage to the home.

Humidifier

This malfunction should be discovered with routine heating tune-ups, but if your heating system is leaking water, the humidifier may be leaking inside the heating equipment. Water leaking into your heating equipment can cause a lot of damage to the internal parts so it’s ideal to call your furnace service expert as soon as possible if you think this may be your issue.

To make sure your furnace doesn’t spring a leak and that it’s prepared to keep your home warm all winter long, call Knochelmann Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning in Sharonville today. Our fall promotion is going on until November 25th and you can save on a Precision tune-up or qualifying home comfort systems.

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