So you’ve gone down to the basement to check on your furnace only to see a puddle of water spreading across the floor beneath it. The prospect of your furnace breaking down and leaving you without any hope of heat in the freezing winter isn’t a good one, and you’ll probably start to get more than a little nervous at the sight of a leaky furnace. It can be difficult to tell exactly why a furnace is leaking water, but if you’ve noticed the problem, here are some possible explanations.
In high-efficiency furnaces, the airflow will create naturally-occurring condensation that comes from the changes in air temperature. If your high-efficiency furnace appears to be leaking, it could be a sign that the tubing inside is damaged or isn’t properly sealed. Furnaces that aren’t high-efficiency aren’t prone to having condensation, so if you have a normal-efficiency furnace leaking water, this could be a sign of a bigger problem. A qualified furnace repair contractor can help you determine the source of the problem and the best way to get it fixed.
If you’ve got a malfunctioning humidifier in your system, it could end up causing a water buildup that would cause a leak. It’s something that a furnace repair contractor would find while doing a regular inspection, but if you haven’t gotten your inspection taken care of in some time, a humidifier problem could have gone unnoticed. Make sure to get this problem taken care of in a timely fashion, as it could cause serious damage to your system over time.
At Access Heating and Air, LLC, we know how important it is to have a warm, cozy home in the winter. With over 25 years of dependable service, we have the knowledge and the experience necessary to fix any problem that could occur with your furnace. Contact us today for a free consultation !