HeatingWhy Is My Furnace Leaking Water?

January 5, 2020by dave

There shouldn’t be water pooling in front of your furnace. It’s usually not something that results in a big repair bill, but it’s still important to get the situation remedied as soon as possible. If it’s not addressed quickly, it can lead to mold and other complications. Here are the usual reasons this situation occurs.

Condensation Leak

This is most often the cause of water coming out of your furnace. High-efficiency gas furnaces extract heat from natural gas for longer than a traditional furnace does. The gas cools to a liquid. This liquid is routed to a drain on the floor of the furnace.

If you have water outside your furnace, it could be that your condensation drain is plugged. The condensation pump might be broken. An HVAC professional can inspect your furnace to see what the problem is. Fire & Ice Heating and Air in Greensburg has technicians well-versed in handling this situation.

Your Humidifier Is Faulty

If your gas furnace has a humidifier attached to it, it might be causing the leakage. This can occur if the heating system isn’t being regularly maintained. This type of leak can cause major damage to your furnace, so you need to shut it down and call an HVAC company right away if you suspect this is the culprit.

Your Furnace Leaks When the AC Is On

If this is happening, it’s likely the problem is your air conditioning unit, not your furnace. In addition to cooling your home, your AC also dehumidifies it. The moisture it collects is supposed to drain out through the condensate drain line in your furnace. If this line is clogged or develops a leak, then the water is going to come out where your furnace is located.

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