Coming home to find water beneath your furnace is a homeowner’s worst fear. Is it a furnace malfunction or plumbing problem? It could be either, but Stallion Heating Plumbing Air Conditioning is here with a couple HVAC issues that could result in a leaky furnace.
Standard-efficiency heating equipment should not give off condensation so if your furnace does, it might be that the flue pipe was not sized correctly. The heated exhaust could be cooling and condensing inside 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 an obstruction in the line or the floor drain, it could be the culprit of a leak around your heating equipment. A heating tune-up from a furnace repair contractor should help prevent this problem from taking place. Unfortunately, neglecting furnace maintenance could make you end up with a clogged drain, resulting in wood, ceiling, or other damage to the home.
This malfunction should be caught with routine heating tune-ups, but if your heating equipment is leaking water, the humidifier may be leaking inside the heating system. Water leaking into your heating equipment can cause major damage to the internal parts so it’s important to call your furnace service company right away if you think this may be your issue.
To make sure your furnace doesn’t spring a leak and that it’s all set to keep your home warm all winter long, call Stallion Heating Plumbing Air Conditioning in Philadelphia today. Our fall promotion is happening now and you can save on a furnace tune-up or qualifying home comfort systems.