Why Your Furnace Could Be Leaking

October 30, 2016

Discovering water surrounding your furnace is a homeowner’s nightmare. Is it an HVAC (heating, ventilation, air conditioning) problem 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 have condensation so if yours does, it could be that the flue pipe was not sized properly. The warm exhaust could be cooling and condensing in the pipe, then flowing back into your heating equipment and leaking out.

Clogged Drain

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 cause a leak around your heating system. A heating tune-up from a furnace repair expert should help avert this problem from taking place. Unfortunately, skipping furnace maintenance may cause a clogged drain, resulting in wall, ceiling, or other damage to the home.

Humidifier

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

To make sure your furnace doesn’t spring a leak and that it’s ready 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 home comfort systems.

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