Why Your Furnace Could Be Leaking

October 30, 2016

Discovering water beneath your furnace is a homeowner’s worst dream. Is it an HVAC (heating, ventilation, air conditioning) issue or plumbing issue? It’s hard to say for sure, but Boehmers/Cronin Emery Service Experts is here with some HVAC issues that could result in a leaky furnace.

Condensation

A standard-efficiency heating system should not give off condensation so if yours does, it might be that the flue pipe was not sized correctly. The hot exhaust could be cooling and condensing in the pipe, then streaming back into your furnace 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 line 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 prevent this problem from occurring. Unfortunately, neglecting furnace maintenance may cause a clogged drain, resulting in wall, ceiling, or other damage to your home.

Humidifier

This problem should be caught with routine HVAC system tune-ups, but if your heating system is leaking water, the humidifier may be leaking inside the heating system. Water leaking into your heating system can cause major damage to the internal parts so it’s ideal to call your furnace service expert 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 prepared to keep your home warm all winter long, call Boehmers/Cronin Emery Service Experts in Kitchener today. Our fall promotion is happening now and you can save on a Precision tune-up or qualifying HVAC systems.

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