Why Your Furnace Could Be Leaking

October 30, 2016

Finding water surrounding your furnace is a homeowner’s worst fear. Is it a heating and cooling issue or plumbing problem? It’s hard to confirm without an expert doing an inspection, but Knochelmann Service Experts is here with a couple HVAC issues that could result in a leaky furnace.

Condensation

A standard-efficiency heating system should not have 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 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 piping or the floor drain, it could result in a leak around your furnace. A precision 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 floor, ceiling, or other damage to the home.

Humidifier

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

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

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