Why Your Furnace Could Be Leaking

October 30, 2016

Discovering water beneath your furnace is a homeowner’s worst dream. Is it a heating and cooling problem or plumbing problem? It’s hard to say for sure, but Boehmers/Cronin Emery Service Experts is here with a few HVAC issues that could cause a leaky furnace.

Condensation

A standard-efficiency heating system should not give off condensation so if your system does, it might be that the flue pipe was not sized properly. The heated exhaust could be cooling and condensing inside 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 blockage in the line or the floor drain, it could cause a leak around your heating system. A precision tune-up from a furnace repair contractor 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 regular HVAC system 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 major damage to the internal parts so it’s best 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 ready to keep your home warm all winter long, call Boehmers/Cronin Emery Service Experts in Kitchener 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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