Why Your Furnace Could Be Leaking

October 30, 2016

Coming home to find water beneath your furnace is a homeowner’s worst fear. Is it a furnace problem or plumbing malfunction? It could be either, but A1 Chesney Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning is here with a few HVAC issues that could cause a leaky furnace.

Condensation

Standard-efficiency heating equipment should not produce condensation so if your furnace does, it could be that the flue pipe was not sized correctly. The heated exhaust could be cooling and condensing within the pipe, then streaming back into the furnace 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 tubing or the floor drain, it could be the culprit of a leak around your heating equipment. A precision tune-up from a furnace repair technician should help prevent this problem from taking place. Unfortunately, neglecting furnace maintenance might result in a clogged drain, resulting in wall, ceiling, or other damage to the home.

Humidifier

This issue should be found with regular furnace tune-ups, but if your heating system is leaking water, the humidifier could be leaking inside the furnace. Water leaking into your furnace can cause a lot of damage to the internal parts so it’s important to call your furnace service company immediately if you think this may be your issue.

To make sure your furnace doesn’t spring a leak and that it’s ready to keep your home warm all winter long, call A1 Chesney Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning in Calgary 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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