Why Your Furnace Could Be Leaking

October 30, 2016

Finding water beneath your furnace is a homeowner’s worst dream. Is it a heating and cooling issue or plumbing malfunction? It could be either, but Gordon's Service Experts is here with a couple HVAC issues that could cause a leaky furnace.

Condensation

Standard-efficiency heating equipment should not give off condensation so if yours does, it could be that the flue pipe was not sized correctly. The hot exhaust could be cooling and condensing in the pipe, then flowing back into your furnace 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 tubing or the floor drain, it could be the culprit of a leak around your furnace. A precision tune-up from a furnace repair contractor should help avert this problem from happening. Unfortunately, neglecting furnace maintenance might result in a clogged drain, resulting in floor, ceiling, or other damage to your family’s home.

Humidifier

This problem should be found with routine furnace tune-ups, but if your furnace is leaking water, the humidifier might be leaking inside the furnace. Water leaking into your heating system can cause a lot of damage to the internal elements so it’s best to call your furnace service company as soon as possible if you think this could be your issue.

To make sure your heating equipment doesn’t spring a leak and that it’s ready to keep your family warm all winter long, call Gordon's Service Experts in Oklahoma City today. Our fall promotion is going on until November 25th and you can save on a furnace tune-up or qualifying heating and air conditioning systems.

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