Why Is My Furnace Leaking Water?

Have you ever walked past your furnace and noticed a big puddle on the ground? A leaky heater is a cause for concern, but you do not have to panic. Depending on the purpose, it might be straightforward to repair. Here are some of the main reasons your furnace might be leaking water.

Humidifier Clogs

If your furnace contains a humidifier, the humidifier can clog and back up instead of properly disposing of water. You may be able to remove the clog yourself. If you cannot find anything in the drain line, however, it might be time to call 1st Choice Service Group Heating & Air and ask about getting furnace repair services in Asheville.

Poorly Designed Vent Pipes

If your flue pipe is too large or does not slope properly, gas can collect in the pipe. Eventually, this may cause condensation that leaks. Fixing it involves both adjusting the pipe and closing any leaks.

Blocked Condensate Drains

If you have a high-efficiency condensing furnace, it should have a condensate drain that removes moisture from the furnace. It is common for these to get blocked from mold, mildew, and other types of buildup. Typically, this can be solved by simply using a shop vac to clear it out.

Broken Condensate Pump

Some furnaces have a condensate pump that is supposed to manually remove moisture from the furnace instead of just letting it flow away in a pipe. If this breaks, water will back up into the furnace and leak out. Fixing a condensate pump is typically best left to the professionals because it is not easily accessible.

Whatever the cause of your furnace leak, 1st Choice Service Group Heating & Air is here to help. We offer 24/7 emergency repair service for furnaces, air conditioners, and geothermal systems, along with installation and maintenance services. Give us a call today to get your heating system running as smoothly as possible. Our team is ready to help you stay comfortable in your home.