Why Your Furnace Could Be Leaking

October 30, 2016

Discovering water around your furnace is a homeowner’s nightmare. Is it a heating and cooling malfunction or plumbing issue? It could be either, but Broad Ripple Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning is here with a few HVAC issues that could cause a leaky furnace.

Condensation

Standard-efficiency heating equipment should not produce condensation so if your furnace does, it may be that the flue pipe was not sized properly. The hot 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 a clog in the tubing or the floor drain, it could result in a leak around your heating equipment. A heating tune-up from a furnace repair expert should help avoid this problem from happening. Unfortunately, lack of furnace maintenance could make you end up with a clogged drain, resulting in floor, ceiling, or other damage to your family’s 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 furnace. Water leaking into your heating system can cause major damage to the internal components so it’s ideal to call your furnace service expert immediately if you think this could be your issue.

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

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