Why Your Furnace Could Be Leaking

October 30, 2016

Coming home to find water surrounding your furnace is a homeowner’s nightmare. Is it an HVAC (heating, ventilation, air conditioning) issue or plumbing issue? It could be either, but Rolf Griffin Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning is here with a few 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 could be that the flue pipe was not sized properly. The warm exhaust could be cooling and condensing within the pipe, then flowing 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 might result in a clogged drain, resulting in wall, ceiling, or other damage to your family’s home.

Humidifier

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

To make sure your furnace doesn’t spring a leak and that it’s ready to keep you warm all winter long, call Rolf Griffin Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning 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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