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How Are Plumbing and HVAC Connected?

Regular HVAC and plumbing maintenance are two of the most common home-upkeep issues encountered by homeowners. However, despite being very distinct and essential systems, your home’s plumbing and HVAC systems can be more closely connected than you may think. In fact, the two systems can interact and cause issues with each other, depending on how they are installed in your home. 

How Your Plumbing and HVAC Systems Interact

In many modern homes, the HVAC and plumbing systems don’t connect or interact with each other in any way. This means any issues that one system may have will not impact the other. However, this is not always the case, and in some home layouts, the two systems do interact. The most common interaction point between the two systems is your HVAC’s drainage line. Some HVAC systems connect the drainage line directly to your plumbing system via the main sewer line. 

Does Plumbing Affect Your HVAC System?

One area of concern is whether plumbing can affect your HVAC system. Problems can arise if you’re having issues with your plumbing and it causes your HVAC’s drainage line to back up. This causes the collected moisture to overflow from the HVAC unit and, depending on where it’s mounted, it could damage your ceilings, floor, or attic area. This can lead to water damage, expensive repairs, and health concerns such as mold or mildew. Other issues that can arise include with the drainage line itself, as breaks to the line or damage to where it connects to the main sewer line can cause leaks.

Plumbing Fixes & HVAC Repairs

If your home is experiencing any issues with its HVAC or drainage system, you should contact an experienced professional as soon as possible to take care of necessary plumbing fixes and repairs for your HVAC system. At Arpi’s Industries, we have been helping homeowners in the greater Calgary area for many years and can help you with any problems you may be experiencing. We invite you to contact us today to learn more about our services and to see how we can help you.

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