Discovering water around your furnace is a homeowner’s worst dream. Is it a furnace malfunction or plumbing problem? It’s hard to say for sure, but Orangutan Home Services is here with a couple HVAC issues that could cause a leaky furnace.
Standard-efficiency heating equipment should not have condensation so if yours does, it could be that the flue pipe was not sized right. The warm exhaust could be cooling and condensing in the pipe, then streaming 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 piping or the floor drain, it could result in a leak around your furnace. A seasonal tune-up from a furnace repair expert should help prevent this problem from occurring. Unfortunately, lack of furnace maintenance may cause a clogged drain, resulting in wall, ceiling, or other damage to your home.
This issue should be found with seasonal furnace tune-ups, but if your heating equipment is leaking water, the humidifier could be leaking inside the furnace. Water leaking into your furnace can cause major damage to the internal elements so it’s best to call your furnace service technician right away if you think this might 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 Orangutan Home Services in Tempe today. Our fall promotion is going on until November 25th and you can save on a fall tune-up or qualifying heating and air conditioning systems.