Coming home to find water beneath your furnace is a homeowner’s nightmare. Is it an HVAC (heating, ventilation, air conditioning) problem or plumbing malfunction? It’s hard to say for sure, but Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning is here with a couple HVAC issues that could be the culprit of a leaky furnace.
A standard-efficiency furnace should not give off condensation so if your furnace does, it could be that the flue pipe was not sized properly. The heated exhaust could be cooling and condensing inside the pipe, then streaming back into your furnace and leaking out.
Typically condensation from a high-efficiency furnace will flow 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 seasonal tune-up from a furnace repair expert should help avoid this problem from occurring. Unfortunately, lack of furnace maintenance may cause a clogged drain, resulting in wood, ceiling, or other damage to the home.
This issue should be caught with regular furnace tune-ups, but if your heating equipment is leaking water, the humidifier might be leaking inside the furnace. Water leaking into your heating system can cause serious damage to the internal components so it’s ideal to call your furnace service technician as soon as possible if you think this may be your issue.
To make sure your heating equipment doesn’t spring a leak and that it’s prepared to keep your family warm all winter long, call Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning in Medina today. Our fall promotion is happening now and you can save on a fall tune-up or qualifying heating and air conditioning systems.