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 problem? It’s hard to confirm without an expert doing an inspection, but D & K Heating Service Experts is here with some HVAC issues that could cause a leaky furnace.

Condensation

Standard-efficiency heating equipment should not give off condensation so if your system does, it may be that the flue pipe was not sized properly. The warm exhaust could be cooling and condensing within 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 blockage in the piping 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 avert this problem from taking place. Unfortunately, lack of furnace maintenance might result in a clogged drain, resulting in wood, ceiling, or other damage to the home.

Humidifier

This malfunction should be found with seasonal furnace tune-ups, but if your heating equipment is leaking water, the humidifier might be leaking inside the heating system. Water leaking into your heating equipment can cause major damage to the internal elements so it’s ideal to call your furnace service company right away if you think this may 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 D & K Heating Service Experts in Belleville today. Our fall promotion is happening now and you can save on a Precision tune-up or qualifying home comfort systems.

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