Why Your Furnace Could Be Leaking

October 30, 2016

Coming home to find water around your furnace is a homeowner’s nightmare. Is it a heating and cooling issue or plumbing problem? It could be either, but Rolf Griffin Service Experts is here with some HVAC issues that could be the culprit of a leaky furnace.

Condensation

Standard-efficiency heating equipment should not give off 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 within the pipe, then draining 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 an obstruction in the line or the floor drain, it could be the culprit of a leak around your heating equipment. A precision tune-up from a furnace repair technician should help avert this problem from taking place. Unfortunately, skipping furnace maintenance may cause a clogged drain, resulting in floor, ceiling, or other damage to your family’s home.

Humidifier

This problem should be caught with regular heating tune-ups, but if your heating equipment is leaking water, the humidifier could be leaking inside the heating equipment. Water leaking into your furnace can cause a lot of damage to the internal parts so it’s ideal to call your furnace service technician immediately if you think this could be your issue.

To make sure your heating system doesn’t spring a leak and that it’s ready to keep you warm all winter long, call Rolf Griffin Service Experts in Fort Wayne today. Our fall promotion is going on until November 25th and you can save on a Precision tune-up or qualifying home comfort systems.

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