You may find yourself considering a few things when thinking about your furnace and its performance issues. Why isn’t it warm enough? Why is it failing to start? Common enough concerns. But what if your furnace starts leaking water? You may expect this from an air conditioner, sure. But furnaces are warm, and dehumidify your home. So what’s with the waterworks? Well, good question.
The experts at Jerry Kelly Heating and Air Conditioning have encountered this odd little concern innumerable times, and we’re here today to let you in on the how and why of a leaky furnace!
It certainly seems like an odd issue, but in fact this is a quite common reason for furnace repair. Many factors could be affecting your furnace in a way that makes it leak.
A “High-efficiency” furnace may experience a leak more commonly than any other type. The reason for this lies in how this furnace type operates. Unlike a standard furnace, a high-efficiency one boasts two heat exchangers in order to extract more heat from your fuel source. During the interaction of the exchangers, the gasses have time to cool, thus creating condensation. Normally this condensation flows naturally into a drain system, but if water is pooling around your furnace there is a problem that will need furnace repair!
Other Common Causes
Whether you have a high-efficiency furnace, or standard furnace types, these factors may all cause water to leak or pool around your heating system:
No matter the make, model or type of furnace you use in your home, keeping it well-maintained will save you loads of stress (and money!). As far as your role goes, be sure to check and clean/replace your filter as often as is relevant (Check at least monthly, replace or clean if dirty, or every three months).
In addition to taking care of the filter, it’s a good idea to seek annual maintenance checks. A tune-up provides your furnace with everything it needs to ensure strong, healthy operation. And, nearly every common leaking problem would be discovered, remedied or avoided altogether!
Our certified professionals have years of experience handling furnaces of every type, with any issue you can think of. We’ve seen it all, and can provide fast, effective repairs in no time at all! If you feel your furnace needs the hand of a specialists, contact Jerry Kelly today!