Why Your Furnace Could Be Leaking

October 30, 2016

Discovering water surrounding your furnace is a homeowner’s nightmare. Is it an HVAC (heating, ventilation, air conditioning) problem or plumbing problem? It could be either, but Komfort Air is here with a couple HVAC issues that could cause a leaky furnace.

Condensation

Standard-efficiency heating equipment should not produce condensation so if your furnace does, it might be that the flue pipe was not sized correctly. The heated exhaust could be cooling and condensing inside the pipe, then streaming 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 piping or the floor drain, it could result in a leak around your furnace. A heating tune-up from a furnace repair expert should help avert this problem from occurring. Unfortunately, skipping furnace maintenance might result in a clogged drain, resulting in wall, ceiling, or other damage to the home.

Humidifier

This malfunction should be discovered with seasonal heating tune-ups, but if your heating equipment is leaking water, the humidifier may be leaking inside the heating system. Water leaking into your furnace can cause a lot of damage to the internal elements so it’s important to call your furnace service technician as soon as possible if you think this could be your issue.

To make sure your heating equipment doesn’t spring a leak and that it’s ready to keep your family warm all winter long, call Komfort Air in Mint Hill 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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