Why Your Furnace Could Be Leaking

October 30, 2016

Finding water surrounding your furnace is a homeowner’s worst dream. Is it a heating and cooling issue or plumbing malfunction? It’s hard to say for sure, but Service Experts Commercial HVAC is here with some HVAC issues that could result in a leaky furnace.

Condensation

A standard-efficiency heating system should not have condensation so if your furnace does, it might be that the flue pipe was not sized correctly. 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 heating system. A seasonal tune-up from a furnace repair expert should help prevent this problem from happening. Unfortunately, skipping furnace maintenance may cause a clogged drain, resulting in wood, ceiling, or other damage to your home.

Humidifier

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

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

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