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 an HVAC (heating, ventilation, air conditioning) problem or plumbing problem? It could be either, but Parker Pearce Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning is here with some HVAC issues that could be the culprit of a leaky furnace.

Condensation

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

Clogged Drain

Usually condensation from a high-efficiency furnace flows out to a floor drain. If there is an obstruction in the piping or the floor drain, it could cause a leak around your furnace. A precision tune-up from a furnace repair expert should help avoid this problem from taking place. Unfortunately, neglecting furnace maintenance may cause a clogged drain, resulting in wood, ceiling, or other damage to your home.

Humidifier

This issue should be discovered with seasonal furnace tune-ups, but if your heating system is leaking water, the humidifier could be leaking inside the heating system. Water leaking into your furnace can cause a lot of damage to the internal elements so it’s ideal to call your furnace service technician 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 Heating & Air Conditioning in Gaithersburg 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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