Why Is My Heater Leaking Water?

January 20, 2020

If you have found a small river pooling around your furnace, there are a few reasons that may be causing the puddle. To assess your problem and repair it, you definitely need to contact a professional such as C & C Heating & Air Conditioning. This is not something you should procrastinate on either. A small problem can quickly become a huge issue and your puddle can turn to a flood. You’re also risking a developing mold issue if you don’t handle the problem expediently.

Condensation Leak

One of the most common causes for your heater to leak water is a condensation leak. The HVAC professional you contract with will need to know if your furnace is a condensing or conventional furnace since this will directly affect whether a condensation leak is possible. If you don’t know, just look at the vent pipe. If it’s PVC, then you have a high-efficiency condensing furnace. If you don’t want to trust yourself to figure out which kind it is, the professional you decide to do work with should be willing to have you send pictures, and the assessment can be made from there.

Humidifier Leak

If your HVAC technician decides that it’s not a condensation leak, then it could be a humidifier leak. If you have a humidifier built into your HVAC system, it might be leaking into the furnace. When humidifiers malfunction, they can leak and make it appear as if your heater is leaking. If you have a preventative maintenance program, this should have been caught and prevented. You may also have a clog in the internal drain that’s causing the humidifier to leak.

Call Us for Professional HVAC Services in Macomb

C & C Heating & Air Conditioning does everything from HVAC maintenance to repairs. If you’re in Macomb County or a surrounding area of Detroit, call C & C Heating & Air Conditioning to assess your problem and get your leak stopped and your HVAC system in top shape today. We also offer duct cleaning and indoor air quality assessments.

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