Why Your Furnace Could Be Leaking

October 30, 2016

Finding water surrounding your furnace is a homeowner’s nightmare. Is it a heating and cooling issue or plumbing problem? It could be either, but Komfort Air Service Experts 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 hot 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 a clog in the piping or the floor drain, it could result in a leak around your heating system. A precision tune-up from a furnace repair expert should help avert this problem from occurring. Unfortunately, lack of furnace maintenance might result in a clogged drain, resulting in floor, ceiling, or other damage to the home.

Humidifier

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

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