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Why Your Furnace Could Be Leaking

October 30, 2016

Finding water surrounding your furnace is a homeowner’s nightmare. Is it an HVAC (heating, ventilation, air conditioning) malfunction or plumbing issue? It’s hard to confirm without an expert doing an inspection, but Abbey Air 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 give off condensation so if yours does, it might be that the flue pipe was not sized correctly. The heated exhaust could be cooling and condensing within the pipe, then draining back into the 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 tubing or the floor drain, it could cause a leak around your furnace. A precision tune-up from a furnace repair contractor should help prevent this problem from occurring. Unfortunately, skipping furnace maintenance might result in a clogged drain, resulting in wood, ceiling, or other damage to the home.

Humidifier

This malfunction should be caught with seasonal HVAC system tune-ups, but if your furnace is leaking water, the humidifier might 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 immediately if you think this might be your issue.

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

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