Why Your Furnace Could Be Leaking

October 30, 2016

Finding water around your furnace is a homeowner’s worst dream. Is it an HVAC (heating, ventilation, air conditioning) issue or plumbing problem? It’s hard to say for sure, but Norrell Service Experts is here with a couple HVAC issues that could cause a leaky furnace.

Condensation

A standard-efficiency heating system should not produce condensation so if your system does, it may be that the flue pipe was not sized correctly. The warm exhaust could be cooling and condensing in the pipe, then flowing back into your heating equipment and leaking out.

Clogged Drain

The condensation from a high-efficiency furnace usually flows out to a floor drain. If there is a clog in the tubing or the floor drain, it could result in a leak around your heating system. A heating tune-up from a furnace repair expert should help avert this problem from taking place. Unfortunately, lack of furnace maintenance may cause a clogged drain, resulting in wall, ceiling, or other damage to your home.

Humidifier

This problem should be discovered with routine HVAC system tune-ups, but if your furnace is leaking water, the humidifier might be leaking inside the furnace. Water leaking into your furnace can cause serious damage to the internal parts so it’s best to call your furnace service expert immediately if you think this may be your issue.

To make sure your heating system doesn’t spring a leak and that it’s prepared to keep your home warm all winter long, call Norrell Service Experts in Birmingham 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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