Why Your Furnace Could Be Leaking

October 30, 2016

Coming home to find water surrounding your furnace is a homeowner’s nightmare. Is it a heating and cooling issue or plumbing issue? It could be either, but Epperson Service Experts is here with a few 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 could be that the flue pipe was not sized properly. The warm exhaust could be cooling and condensing within the pipe, then streaming 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 result in a leak around your heating equipment. A precision tune-up from a furnace repair contractor should help prevent this problem from happening. Unfortunately, lack of furnace maintenance might result in 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 a lot of damage to the internal parts so it’s best to call your furnace service company right away 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 in Hilton Head Island today. Our fall promotion is happening now and you can save on a Precision tune-up or qualifying HVAC systems.

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