Why Your Furnace Could Be Leaking

October 30, 2016

Discovering water surrounding your furnace is a homeowner’s worst dream. Is it an HVAC (heating, ventilation, air conditioning) problem or plumbing malfunction? It’s hard to say for sure, but Service Experts Commercial HVAC is here with some HVAC issues that could cause a leaky furnace.

Condensation

A standard-efficiency furnace should not produce condensation so if your furnace does, it might be that the flue pipe was not sized properly. The hot exhaust could be cooling and condensing within the pipe, then flowing 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 blockage in the piping or the floor drain, it could cause a leak around your furnace. A seasonal tune-up from a furnace repair contractor should help avoid this problem from occurring. Unfortunately, lack of furnace maintenance might result in a clogged drain, resulting in wood, ceiling, or other damage to the home.

Humidifier

This issue should be found with regular HVAC system tune-ups, but if your heating system is leaking water, the humidifier might be leaking inside the furnace. Water leaking into your heating equipment can cause serious damage to the internal elements so it’s best to call your furnace service expert right away if you think this might be your issue.

To make sure your furnace doesn’t spring a leak and that it’s ready to keep you warm all winter long, call Service Experts Commercial HVAC in Toronto today. Our fall promotion is going on now and you can save on a fall tune-up or qualifying home comfort systems.

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