Why Your Furnace Could Be Leaking

October 30, 2016

Finding water surrounding your furnace is a homeowner’s worst dream. Is it a heating and cooling 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 have condensation so if your system 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

Typically condensation from a high-efficiency furnace will flow out to a floor drain. If there is blockage in the line or the floor drain, it could cause a leak around your heating system. A seasonal tune-up from a furnace repair expert should help avoid this problem from happening. Unfortunately, neglecting furnace maintenance may cause a clogged drain, resulting in wood, ceiling, or other damage to the home.

Humidifier

This issue 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 furnace can cause major 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 heating system 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 HVAC systems.

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