Finding water around your furnace is a homeowner’s nightmare. Is it an HVAC (heating, ventilation, air conditioning) problem or plumbing problem? It could be either, but Aramendia Plumbing, Heating and Air is here with a couple HVAC issues that could cause a leaky furnace.
A standard-efficiency furnace should not have condensation so if yours does, it could be that the flue pipe was not sized right. The hot exhaust could be cooling and condensing in the pipe, then draining back into your heating equipment and leaking out.
The condensation from a high-efficiency furnace usually 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 furnace. A heating tune-up from a furnace repair contractor should help avoid 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.
This issue should be caught with seasonal heating tune-ups, but if your furnace is leaking water, the humidifier may be leaking inside the furnace. Water leaking into your furnace can cause serious damage to the internal components so it’s ideal to call your furnace service company right away if you think this could be your issue.
To make sure your furnace doesn’t spring a leak and that it’s all set to keep you 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 Precision tune-up or qualifying home comfort systems.
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