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Why Your Furnace Could Be Leaking

October 30, 2016

Discovering water surrounding your furnace is a homeowner’s worst dream. 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 Heating & Air Conditioning is here with a couple HVAC issues that could be the culprit of a leaky furnace.

Condensation

A standard-efficiency heating system should not give off condensation so if your system does, it might be that the flue pipe was not sized correctly. The heated exhaust could be cooling and condensing within the pipe, then flowing back into the furnace and leaking out.

Clogged Drain

The condensation from a high-efficiency furnace usually flows 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 furnace. A precision tune-up from a furnace repair expert should help prevent this problem from happening. Unfortunately, skipping furnace maintenance might result in a clogged drain, resulting in wood, ceiling, or other damage to your home.

Humidifier

This malfunction should be caught with seasonal HVAC system tune-ups, but if your heating system is leaking water, the humidifier might be leaking inside the furnace. Water leaking into your heating equipment can cause major damage to the internal parts so it’s ideal to call your furnace service technician 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 ready to keep you warm all winter long, call Abbey Air Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning 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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