Why Your Furnace Could Be Leaking

October 30, 2016

Discovering water surrounding your furnace is a homeowner’s nightmare. Is it a heating and cooling malfunction or plumbing problem? It’s hard to confirm without an expert doing an inspection, but Levy & Son Service Experts is here with a couple HVAC issues that could result in a leaky furnace.

Condensation

A standard-efficiency heating system should not give off condensation so if your system does, it could be that the flue pipe was not sized right. The warm exhaust could be cooling and condensing in the pipe, then draining 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 an obstruction in the tubing or the floor drain, it could be the culprit of a leak around your heating system. A heating tune-up from a furnace repair contractor should help avoid this problem from occurring. Unfortunately, neglecting furnace maintenance might result in a clogged drain, resulting in floor, ceiling, or other damage to the home.

Humidifier

This malfunction should be caught with regular 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 expert right away 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 home warm all winter long, call Levy & Son Service Experts in Dallas today. Our fall promotion is going on until November 25th and you can save on a Precision tune-up or qualifying heating and air conditioning systems.

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