Why Your Furnace Could Be Leaking

October 30, 2016

Discovering water beneath your furnace is a homeowner’s worst fear. Is it a heating and cooling issue or plumbing issue? It’s hard to confirm without an expert doing an inspection, but Midway Services 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 system does, it might be that the flue pipe was not sized correctly. The warm exhaust could be cooling and condensing within the pipe, then streaming back into your heating equipment and leaking out.

Clogged Drain

The condensation from a high-efficiency furnace usually flows 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 heating system. 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 the home.

Humidifier

This issue should be found with seasonal HVAC system tune-ups, but if your heating equipment is leaking water, the humidifier might be leaking inside the furnace. Water leaking into your heating system can cause serious damage to the internal components so it’s best 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 you 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 home comfort systems.

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