Why Your Furnace Could Be Leaking

October 30, 2016

Finding water around your furnace is a homeowner’s worst dream. Is it an HVAC (heating, ventilation, air conditioning) malfunction or plumbing malfunction? It could be either, but Becht/Givens Service Experts is here with a few HVAC issues that could cause 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 correctly. The heated 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 cause a leak around your furnace. A seasonal tune-up from a furnace repair contractor 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 the home.

Humidifier

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

To make sure your furnace 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 fall tune-up or qualifying home comfort systems.

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