Coming home to find water beneath your furnace is a homeowner’s nightmare. Is it an HVAC (heating, ventilation, air conditioning) malfunction or plumbing issue? It could be either, but Matz-Rightway is here with a few HVAC issues that could cause a leaky furnace.
Standard-efficiency heating equipment should not give off condensation so if yours does, it could be that the flue pipe was not sized right. The warm exhaust could be cooling and condensing inside the pipe, then flowing back into the furnace and leaking out.
Usually condensation from a high-efficiency furnace flows out to a floor drain. If there is blockage in the line or the floor drain, it could cause a leak around your furnace. A heating tune-up from a furnace repair technician should help prevent this problem from happening. Unfortunately, neglecting furnace maintenance may cause a clogged drain, resulting in floor, ceiling, or other damage to your home.
This malfunction should be discovered with seasonal heating tune-ups, but if your furnace is leaking water, the humidifier might be leaking inside the heating equipment. Water leaking into your heating equipment can cause major damage to the internal parts so it’s important to call your furnace service expert right away if you think this could be your issue.
To make sure your heating equipment doesn’t spring a leak and that it’s prepared to keep you warm all winter long, call Matz-Rightway in Long Island today. Our fall promotion is going on until November 25th and you can save on a Precision tune-up or qualifying HVAC systems.