Why Your Furnace Could Be Leaking

October 30, 2016

Discovering water beneath your furnace is a homeowner’s nightmare. Is it a furnace problem or plumbing issue? It could be either, but McKinley Heating Service Experts is here with a couple HVAC issues that could be the culprit of a leaky furnace.

Condensation

A standard-efficiency furnace should not have condensation so if your system does, it may be that the flue pipe was not sized correctly. The heated exhaust could be cooling and condensing in the pipe, then flowing back into the furnace and leaking out.

Clogged Drain

The condensation from a high-efficiency furnace usually flows out to a floor drain. If there is an obstruction in the line or the floor drain, it could result in a leak around your heating system. A heating tune-up from a furnace repair technician should help avert this problem from taking place. Unfortunately, neglecting furnace maintenance might result in a clogged drain, resulting in floor, ceiling, or other damage to your family’s home.

Humidifier

This problem should be discovered with regular heating tune-ups, but if your heating system is leaking water, the humidifier could be leaking inside the heating system. Water leaking into your heating system can cause serious damage to the internal elements so it’s best to call your furnace service company as soon as possible if you think this might be your issue.

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

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