Why Your Furnace Could Be Leaking

October 30, 2016

Finding water surrounding your furnace is a homeowner’s worst dream. Is it an HVAC (heating, ventilation, air conditioning) problem or plumbing issue? It could be either, but McElroy Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning 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 correctly. 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 line or the floor drain, it could cause a leak around your heating system. A seasonal tune-up from a furnace repair technician should help prevent 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 problem should be discovered with routine HVAC system tune-ups, but if your furnace is leaking water, the humidifier could be leaking inside the heating system. Water leaking into your heating system can cause serious damage to the internal elements so it’s best to call your furnace service technician immediately if you think this could be your issue.

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

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