Why Your Furnace Could Be Leaking

October 30, 2016

Finding water surrounding your furnace is a homeowner’s worst dream. Is it an HVAC (heating, ventilation, air conditioning) malfunction or plumbing issue? It’s hard to confirm without an expert doing an inspection, but Stark Services is here with a few HVAC issues that could be the culprit of a leaky furnace.

Condensation

A standard-efficiency heating system 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 within the pipe, then flowing back into your furnace and leaking out.

Clogged Drain

The condensation from a high-efficiency furnace usually flows out to a floor drain. If there is blockage in the tubing or the floor drain, it could result in a leak around your furnace. A seasonal tune-up from a furnace repair contractor should help prevent this problem from occurring. Unfortunately, neglecting furnace maintenance may cause a clogged drain, resulting in wood, ceiling, or other damage to your home.

Humidifier

This problem should be found with routine HVAC system tune-ups, but if your heating system is leaking water, the humidifier might be leaking inside the heating system. Water leaking into your heating system can cause a lot of damage to the internal elements so it’s important to call your furnace service company right away if you think this may 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 Stark Services in Haltom City today. Our fall promotion is happening now and you can save on a Precision tune-up or qualifying home comfort systems.

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