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’s hard to confirm without an expert doing an inspection, 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 in the pipe, then streaming 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 be the culprit of a leak around your heating system. A seasonal tune-up from a furnace repair expert should help prevent this problem from occurring. Unfortunately, lack of furnace maintenance may cause a clogged drain, resulting in wall, ceiling, or other damage to your family’s home.

Humidifier

This malfunction should be caught 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 heating system can cause a lot of damage to the internal parts so it’s ideal to call your furnace service expert 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 going on now and you can save on a furnace tune-up or qualifying home comfort systems.

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