Why Your Furnace Could Be Leaking

October 30, 2016

Discovering water around your furnace is a homeowner’s worst fear. Is it an HVAC (heating, ventilation, air conditioning) problem or plumbing issue? It’s hard to say for sure, but Barlow Service Experts is here with some HVAC issues that could be the culprit of 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 properly. The hot exhaust could be cooling and condensing in the pipe, then streaming back into your heating equipment and leaking out.

Clogged Drain

Usually condensation from a high-efficiency furnace flows out to a floor drain. If there is a clog in the line or the floor drain, it could result in a leak around your furnace. 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 wood, ceiling, or other damage to your family’s home.

Humidifier

This malfunction should be caught with seasonal furnace tune-ups, but if your heating equipment is leaking water, the humidifier could be leaking inside the heating equipment. Water leaking into your heating system can cause major damage to the internal elements so it’s best to call your furnace service expert right away if you think this may be your issue.

To make sure your furnace doesn’t spring a leak and that it’s all set to keep your home warm all winter long, call Barlow Service Experts in the Wasatch Front region today. Our fall promotion is going on until November 25th and you can save on a furnace tune-up or qualifying HVAC systems.

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