Why Your Furnace Could Be Leaking

October 30, 2016

Coming home to find water surrounding your furnace is a homeowner’s worst dream. Is it a heating and cooling issue or plumbing issue? It’s hard to confirm without an expert doing an inspection, but Parker Pearce Service Experts is here with a few HVAC issues that could be the culprit of a leaky furnace.

Condensation

A standard-efficiency furnace should not have condensation so if yours does, it might be that the flue pipe was not sized right. The hot exhaust could be cooling and condensing inside the pipe, then streaming back into the furnace and leaking out.

Clogged Drain

Usually condensation from a high-efficiency furnace flows out to a floor drain. If there is a clog in the piping or the floor drain, it could cause a leak around your heating system. A heating tune-up from a furnace repair contractor should help prevent this problem from taking place. Unfortunately, neglecting furnace maintenance might result in a clogged drain, resulting in wood, ceiling, or other damage to your home.

Humidifier

This problem should be discovered with seasonal 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 a lot of damage to the internal components so it’s ideal to call your furnace service expert immediately if you think this could be your issue.

To make sure your furnace doesn’t spring a leak and that it’s prepared to keep your family warm all winter long, call Parker Pearce Service Experts in Gaithersburg 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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