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 an HVAC (heating, ventilation, air conditioning) issue or plumbing problem? It could be either, but Epperson Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning is here with some HVAC issues that could be the culprit of a leaky furnace.

Condensation

A standard-efficiency heating system should not give off condensation so if your furnace does, it may be that the flue pipe was not sized properly. The warm exhaust could be cooling and condensing within the pipe, then streaming back into the 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 tubing or the floor drain, it could cause a leak around your heating equipment. A heating tune-up from a furnace repair expert should help prevent this problem from happening. Unfortunately, lack of furnace maintenance may cause a clogged drain, resulting in wall, ceiling, or other damage to the home.

Humidifier

This problem should be discovered with regular HVAC system tune-ups, but if your heating equipment is leaking water, the humidifier may be leaking inside the heating equipment. Water leaking into your heating system can cause major damage to the internal parts so it’s ideal to call your furnace service company immediately if you think this may be your issue.

To make sure your heating system doesn’t spring a leak and that it’s all set to keep your family warm all winter long, call Epperson Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning in Hilton Head Island today. Our fall promotion is happening now and you can save on a fall tune-up or qualifying home comfort systems.

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