Why Your Furnace Could Be Leaking

October 30, 2016

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

Condensation

A standard-efficiency furnace should not give off condensation so if yours does, it might be that the flue pipe was not sized properly. The heated exhaust could be cooling and condensing within the pipe, then streaming 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 blockage in the tubing or the floor drain, it could cause a leak around your furnace. A seasonal tune-up from a furnace repair technician should help avoid this problem from happening. Unfortunately, lack of furnace maintenance could make you end up with a clogged drain, resulting in wall, ceiling, or other damage to the home.

Humidifier

This issue should be discovered with routine HVAC system tune-ups, but if your heating system is leaking water, the humidifier may be leaking inside the heating system. Water leaking into your furnace can cause serious damage to the internal elements so it’s best to call your furnace service technician right away if you think this might be your issue.

To make sure your furnace doesn’t spring a leak and that it’s all set to keep you warm all winter long, call McElroy Service Experts in Grand Island today. Our fall promotion is happening now and you can save on a Precision tune-up or qualifying home comfort systems.

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