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 issue or plumbing malfunction? It’s hard to confirm without an expert doing an inspection, but A1 Chesney Service Experts is here with some 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

The condensation from a high-efficiency furnace usually flows out to a floor drain. If there is a clog 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 avoid 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 caught with regular heating tune-ups, but if your heating system is leaking water, the humidifier may be leaking inside the furnace. Water leaking into your heating system can cause a lot of damage to the internal parts so it’s important to call your furnace service company right away if you think this may be your issue.

To make sure your heating system doesn’t spring a leak and that it’s ready to keep your home warm all winter long, call A1 Chesney Service Experts in Calgary today. Our fall promotion is going on now and you can save on a Precision tune-up or qualifying home comfort systems.

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