Why Your Furnace Could Be Leaking

October 30, 2016

Finding water around your furnace is a homeowner’s nightmare. Is it an HVAC (heating, ventilation, air conditioning) malfunction or plumbing issue? It could be either, but Broad Ripple Service Experts is here with a few HVAC issues that could result in a leaky furnace.

Condensation

Standard-efficiency heating equipment should not have condensation so if your furnace does, it could be that the flue pipe was not sized properly. The heated exhaust could be cooling and condensing within the pipe, then flowing 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 an obstruction in the tubing or the floor drain, it could cause a leak around your heating equipment. A heating tune-up from a furnace repair contractor should help avoid this problem from occurring. Unfortunately, lack of furnace maintenance could make you end up with a clogged drain, resulting in wall, ceiling, or other damage to your family’s home.

Humidifier

This problem should be caught 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 major damage to the internal elements so it’s ideal to call your furnace service technician immediately if you think this might be your issue.

To make sure your heating system doesn’t spring a leak and that it’s prepared to keep your home warm all winter long, call Broad Ripple Service Experts in Indianapolis today. Our fall promotion is going on until November 25th and you can save on a fall tune-up or qualifying home comfort systems.

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