Why Your Furnace Could Be Leaking

October 30, 2016

Discovering water beneath your furnace is a homeowner’s worst dream. Is it an HVAC (heating, ventilation, air conditioning) problem or plumbing malfunction? It could be either, but Gordon's Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning 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 your system 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 a clog in the line or the floor drain, it could be the culprit of a leak around your heating system. A heating tune-up from a furnace repair contractor should help avert this problem from happening. Unfortunately, neglecting furnace maintenance may cause a clogged drain, resulting in floor, ceiling, or other damage to your family’s home.

Humidifier

This issue should be found with regular furnace tune-ups, but if your furnace is leaking water, the humidifier might be leaking inside the furnace. Water leaking into your furnace can cause a lot of damage to the internal elements so it’s ideal 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 prepared to keep your family warm all winter long, call Gordon's Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning 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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