Why Your Furnace Could Be Leaking

October 30, 2016

Discovering water beneath your furnace is a homeowner’s worst dream. Is it a furnace malfunction or plumbing malfunction? It could be either, but San Antonio Air Service Experts is here with a couple HVAC issues that could be the culprit of a leaky furnace.

Condensation

Standard-efficiency heating equipment should not give off condensation so if yours does, it may be that the flue pipe was not sized properly. The hot exhaust could be cooling and condensing inside the pipe, then streaming 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 be the culprit of a leak around your heating system. A seasonal tune-up from a furnace repair expert should help avoid this problem from happening. Unfortunately, skipping furnace maintenance may cause a clogged drain, resulting in floor, ceiling, or other damage to your family’s home.

Humidifier

This malfunction should be found with seasonal heating tune-ups, but if your heating equipment is leaking water, the humidifier could be leaking inside the furnace. Water leaking into your furnace can cause major damage to the internal parts so it’s best 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 all set to keep you warm all winter long, call San Antonio Air Service Experts in San Antonio today. Our fall promotion is happening now and you can save on a furnace tune-up or qualifying home comfort systems.

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