Why Your Furnace Could Be Leaking
Discovering water around your furnace is a homeowner’s worst fear. Is it an HVAC (heating, ventilation, air conditioning) problem or plumbing problem? It could be either, but Robinson Service Experts is here with some HVAC issues that could cause a leaky furnace.
A standard-efficiency heating system should not produce condensation so if yours does, it might 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.
Typically condensation from a high-efficiency furnace will flow out to a floor drain. If there is an obstruction in the tubing or the floor drain, it could result in a leak around your heating system. A precision tune-up from a furnace repair expert should help avoid this problem from occurring. Unfortunately, lack of furnace maintenance might result in a clogged drain, resulting in wood, ceiling, or other damage to your home.
This problem should be found with routine furnace tune-ups, but if your furnace is leaking water, the humidifier may be leaking inside the heating system. Water leaking into your furnace can cause a lot of damage to the internal elements so it’s important to call your furnace service technician right away if you think this may be your issue.
To make sure your furnace doesn’t spring a leak and that it’s ready to keep you warm all winter long, call Robinson Service Experts in Waukegan today. Our fall promotion is going on now and you can save on a furnace tune-up or qualifying heating and air conditioning systems.