Why Your Furnace Could Be Leaking

October 30, 2016

Coming home to find water surrounding your furnace is a homeowner’s worst dream. Is it an HVAC (heating, ventilation, air conditioning) problem or plumbing malfunction? It’s hard to say for sure, but Mountainwest Service Experts is here with a couple HVAC issues that could result in a leaky furnace.

Condensation

A standard-efficiency furnace should not produce condensation so if yours does, it might be that the flue pipe was not sized right. The hot exhaust could be cooling and condensing inside 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 tubing or the floor drain, it could result in a leak around your heating system. A seasonal tune-up from a furnace repair expert should help prevent this problem from occurring. Unfortunately, neglecting furnace maintenance might result in a clogged drain, resulting in wood, ceiling, or other damage to your home.

Humidifier

This malfunction should be found with seasonal HVAC system tune-ups, but if your furnace is leaking water, the humidifier might be leaking inside the heating equipment. Water leaking into your heating equipment can cause serious damage to the internal elements so it’s best to call your furnace service technician immediately if you think this could be your issue.

To make sure your furnace doesn’t spring a leak and that it’s all set to keep your home warm all winter long, call Mountainwest Service Experts in Salt Lake City today. Our fall promotion is going on until November 25th and you can save on a fall tune-up or qualifying HVAC systems.

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