Why Your Furnace Could Be Leaking

October 30, 2016

Finding water surrounding your furnace is a homeowner’s worst dream. Is it a heating and cooling malfunction or plumbing malfunction? It could be either, but Becht/Givens Service Experts is here with a few HVAC issues that could result in a leaky furnace.

Condensation

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

Clogged Drain

Usually condensation from a high-efficiency furnace flows out to a floor drain. If there is an obstruction in the piping or the floor drain, it could result in a leak around your heating system. A seasonal tune-up from a furnace repair expert should help avert this problem from taking place. Unfortunately, neglecting furnace maintenance could make you end up with a clogged drain, resulting in floor, ceiling, or other damage to your home.

Humidifier

This issue should be found with routine furnace tune-ups, but if your heating system is leaking water, the humidifier could be leaking inside the furnace. Water leaking into your heating system can cause major damage to the internal elements so it’s important to call your furnace service company immediately if you think this may be your issue.

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

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