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January 7, 2016

Why Is My Furnace Leaking?


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You may come across a few “why” questions as a homeowner when talking about your HVAC system. But no worries, that’s why you have Gold Star, the expert HVAC business in New Castle County.

Gold Star offers services to Delaware and Pennsylvania. We are a company that prides ourselves on putting our customers first, so when you work with us, you’ll be sure to get the Gold Star Treatment! To keep up with our mantra, in this blog we’ll help you with a commonly asked question: Why is my furnace leaking?

The New Castle County HVAC Company With Answers

So you’ve got a little puddle of water under your furnace. You clean it up and move along, but the next day the water has returned. You aren’t a mechanic, but you have a feeling that furnaces and leaks don’t mix. Well, you’re right – so here are a few possible reasons from your favorite New Castle County HVAC company why your furnace could be acting up:

Furnace Condensation: A high-efficiency gas furnace has condensation that is channeled to a floor drain, so if it’s starting to puddle at the floor the drain could be clogged. A standard efficiency furnace, however, should not condensate. Condensation could mean the furnace’s flue pipe wasn’t sized right, so cooling exhaust heat is producing condensation and leaking out.

Faulty Furnace Secondary Heat Exchanger: The secondary heat exchanger could be causing water to pool up around your furnace. Get it checked out immediately because this could be an expensive fix!

Humidifier Problem: If you’re getting annual maintenance checkups, this probably isn’t the issue because a service technician would have found the problem and fixed it. If you skipped out on a check-up, however, you might have an internal leak, which can cause a lot of damage to your furnace.

Internal Drain System Clog: Your air conditioner might share an internal drain with your furnace, and if the A/C is still operating, your drain system could get plugged up, causing leakage.

The New Castle County HVAC Business You Can Count On!

If you have a furnace leak, don’t hesitate to call your go-to heating and cooling company in New Castle County today at 1-302-947-8694! We provide emergency services and will take care of any problem right away. Just take a look at the testimonials from some of our customers to see just what Gold Star Treatment really looks like!

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