Why Is My Furnace Leaking Water?

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Reasons Why Your Furnace Might be Leaking

If your furnace leaks, it will not work at its best, and the water can encourage mold grown, damage your furniture, rot the wood floors, damage wallpaper, ruin carpets, and much more. Here are some of the most common reasons why your furnace is letting water escape.

Furnace Condensation

This is a common symptom seen on the high-efficiency gas furnace because it is channeled to a floor drain. Breaks in the line cause condensation or condensation tubing could be becoming clogged. A floor drain becoming clogged will lead to furnace condensation as well.

On a standard-efficiency furnace, you will rarely have condensation as it has a metal exhaust pipe. If you do, this means that the flue pipe was incorrectly sized. Contact a professional to address the problem.

furnace tune-uuFaulty Secondary Heat Exchanger

A faulty secondary heat exchanger is caused by poor initial system design and installation, poor maintenance, or even poor equipment design by the manufacturer. Only high-efficiency furnaces may experience this problem, and usually, the solution is to replace the equipment.

Leaky Humidifier

Your furnace and the humidifier work hand in hand to keep the comfort of you and your family. If you see water around your heating machine, it could be that the humidifier is leaking inside your furnace. Both units need to be cleaned and serviced annually.

Internal Drain System Clog

Clogged parts on your HVAC equipment is never good news, and your furnace doesn’t escape from it. Pour 1 cup of bleach in the drain line’s access hole, near the furnace to prevent it from getting clogged. Another effective method is to change or clean dirty HVAC filters.

Regular tune-ups to your HVAC system will catch problems like those mentioned. If you haven’t had a furnace tune-up, schedule one today.

How to Handle Your Furnace Leaking Water

Is water leaking at the base of the heater? Don’t worry. Quinnair’s HVAC specialists will help you troubleshoot this issue. Give us a call at (720) 836-1907 to get professional assistance.

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