Does your furnace leak? Maybe it’s leaking all over the floor, or the water from it is dripping from the ceiling. Either way, a faulty furnace can cause a whole lot of damage to your home and might even put you at risk. Below, we’ll explore some of the reasons why your heater may be leaking on the floor.
1. A Clogged Condensate Overflow Pipe
If you notice a puddle of water on the floor around your furnace, the culprit may be a clogged condensate overflow pipe. This pipe is attached to the top rear of your heating system and drains any excess condensation from your evaporator coil into the drain.
However, if this tube gets clogged with debris, it won’t be able to do its job to drain any excess water that may accumulate in the coil. As the water builds in the coil, it creates a vacuum in the evaporator coil. This vacuum pulls all of the air out of your furnace and can cause it to leak.
2. The Condenser Is Worn-Out
If you notice water leaking from your furnace, you may have a bad condenser, which helps your unit produce heat for you. A faulty condenser can cause your heater to leak by making it overheat and create excess moisture. For furnace installation or repair, turn to Comphel Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc.. We’re the trusted name for heating and cooling services for Sonora, CA, homes.
3. The Evaporator Coil Is Old
If your furnace is older, chances are you have an evaporator coil inside of the unit. The coil is what’s used to cool your house, so if it’s damaged or worn-out, it can no longer do its job of cooling your home. Cracks in the coil are one of the most common reasons for leaks on your floor.
If your furnace is already leaking water or you suspect that the leaks will only get worse, contact us for help. We can repair any issues that your heating system may have and get it up and running again. To learn more about our full range of heating, cooling, and indoor air quality services, contact Comphel Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. today.