Why Your Furnace Could Be Leaking

October 30, 2016

Discovering water around your furnace is a homeowner’s worst dream. Is it a heating and cooling problem or plumbing malfunction? It’s hard to confirm without an expert doing an inspection, but Jack Nelson Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning is here with a few HVAC issues that could result in a leaky furnace.

Condensation

Standard-efficiency heating equipment should not produce condensation so if your furnace does, it could be that the flue pipe was not sized right. The warm exhaust could be cooling and condensing inside the pipe, then draining back into your heating equipment 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 be the culprit of a leak around your heating equipment. A precision tune-up from a furnace repair technician should help prevent this problem from taking place. Unfortunately, lack of furnace maintenance could make you end up with a clogged drain, resulting in wood, ceiling, or other damage to the home.

Humidifier

This problem should be caught with seasonal furnace tune-ups, but if your heating equipment is leaking water, the humidifier may be leaking inside the heating equipment. Water leaking into your heating system can cause major damage to the internal elements so it’s ideal to call your furnace service expert right away if you think this may be your issue.

To make sure your heating equipment doesn’t spring a leak and that it’s ready to keep you warm all winter long, call Jack Nelson Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning in Tulsa today. Our fall promotion is going on now and you can save on a fall tune-up or qualifying HVAC systems.

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