Why Your Furnace Could Be Leaking

October 30, 2016

Finding water surrounding your furnace is a homeowner’s worst fear. Is it a furnace issue or plumbing problem? It’s hard to say for sure, but Atmostemp Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning is here with some HVAC issues that could result in a leaky furnace.

Condensation

A standard-efficiency furnace should not have condensation so if your system does, it may be that the flue pipe was not sized properly. The hot exhaust could be cooling and condensing within the pipe, then flowing 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 an obstruction in the line or the floor drain, it could be the culprit of a leak around your heating equipment. A seasonal tune-up from a furnace repair contractor should help prevent this problem from taking place. Unfortunately, neglecting furnace maintenance may cause a clogged drain, resulting in floor, ceiling, or other damage to the home.

Humidifier

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

To make sure your furnace doesn’t spring a leak and that it’s ready to keep your home warm all winter long, call Atmostemp Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning in Voorhees today. Our fall promotion is going on until November 25th and you can save on a fall tune-up or qualifying heating and air conditioning systems.

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