Why Your Furnace Could Be Leaking

October 30, 2016

Discovering water beneath your furnace is a homeowner’s worst fear. Is it an HVAC (heating, ventilation, air conditioning) problem or plumbing issue? It could be either, but Midway Services is here with some HVAC issues that could cause a leaky furnace.

Condensation

Standard-efficiency heating equipment should not produce condensation so if your system does, it might be that the flue pipe was not sized properly. The warm exhaust could be cooling and condensing within the pipe, then streaming back into your heating equipment 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 be the culprit of a leak around your furnace. A precision tune-up from a furnace repair expert should help avoid this problem from happening. 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 problem should be found with seasonal HVAC system tune-ups, but if your heating equipment is leaking water, the humidifier might be leaking inside the heating system. Water leaking into your furnace can cause serious damage to the internal elements so it’s ideal to call your furnace service company immediately if you think this may be your issue.

To make sure your heating equipment doesn’t spring a leak and that it’s ready to keep your family warm all winter long, call Midway Services in Clearwater today. Our fall promotion is going on until November 25th and you can save on a furnace tune-up or qualifying HVAC systems.

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