Why Your Furnace Could Be Leaking

October 30, 2016

Finding water around your furnace is a homeowner’s worst fear. Is it a furnace malfunction or plumbing issue? It could be either, but Aramendia Plumbing, Heating and Air is here with a couple HVAC issues that could result in a leaky furnace.

Condensation

Standard-efficiency heating equipment should not have condensation so if your system does, it could be that the flue pipe was not sized correctly. The heated exhaust could be cooling and condensing in the pipe, then draining 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 a clog in the line or the floor drain, it could be the culprit of a leak around your heating system. A seasonal tune-up from a furnace repair expert should help avert this problem from occurring. Unfortunately, neglecting furnace maintenance may cause a clogged drain, resulting in wall, ceiling, or other damage to your family’s home.

Humidifier

This issue should be found with regular HVAC system tune-ups, but if your heating system is leaking water, the humidifier could be leaking inside the heating system. Water leaking into your heating equipment can cause a lot of damage to the internal parts so it’s ideal to call your furnace service expert right away if you think this might be your issue.

To make sure your heating equipment doesn’t spring a leak and that it’s all set to keep your family warm all winter long, call Aramendia Plumbing, Heating and Air in San Antonio today. Our fall promotion is going on now and you can save on a fall tune-up or qualifying heating and air conditioning systems.

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