Why Your Furnace Could Be Leaking

October 30, 2016

Discovering water around your furnace is a homeowner’s worst fear. Is it a furnace problem or plumbing issue? It could be either, but Bryant Heating & Cooling Service Experts is here with some HVAC issues that could be the culprit of a leaky furnace.

Condensation

A standard-efficiency heating system should not have condensation so if your furnace does, it may be that the flue pipe was not sized properly. The warm exhaust could be cooling and condensing inside the pipe, then flowing back into your furnace 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 tubing or the floor drain, it could be the culprit of a leak around your heating equipment. A precision tune-up from a furnace repair contractor should help avoid this problem from taking place. Unfortunately, skipping furnace maintenance might result in a clogged drain, resulting in wall, ceiling, or other damage to your family’s home.

Humidifier

This problem should be caught with regular heating tune-ups, but if your furnace is leaking water, the humidifier may be leaking inside the heating equipment. Water leaking into your heating system can cause serious damage to the internal elements so it’s best to call your furnace service technician as soon as possible if you think this could be your issue.

To make sure your heating equipment doesn’t spring a leak and that it’s prepared to keep your family warm all winter long, call Bryant Heating & Cooling Service Experts in Windsor 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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