Why Your Furnace Could Be Leaking

October 30, 2016

Coming home to find water around your furnace is a homeowner’s worst dream. Is it a heating and cooling issue or plumbing malfunction? It’s hard to say for sure, but Rob's Albertan 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 your system does, it may be that the flue pipe was not sized properly. The heated exhaust could be cooling and condensing within the pipe, then flowing back into your furnace 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 piping or the floor drain, it could be the culprit of a leak around your furnace. A precision tune-up from a furnace repair technician should help avoid this problem from happening. Unfortunately, lack of furnace maintenance might result in a clogged drain, resulting in floor, ceiling, or other damage to your home.

Humidifier

This malfunction should be discovered with regular furnace tune-ups, but if your heating system is leaking water, the humidifier may be leaking inside the heating equipment. Water leaking into your furnace can cause major damage to the internal components so it’s important to call your furnace service expert right away if you think this may 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 Rob's Albertan Service Experts in Edmonton today. Our fall promotion is going on until November 25th and you can save on a Precision tune-up or qualifying HVAC systems.

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