Causes of Furnace Leaks
When you notice that your furnace is leaking, it might be a bit confusing. After all, a furnace doesn’t use water to operate. Several factors cause heaters to leak, and you shouldn’t leave the problem unattended. Water leaks can cause considerable property damage, so act swiftly to avoid damage to your flooring, furniture, and walls. Rely on the experts at Mountain View Heating to help you make the required repairs and get your heating system back in action. Here are the main reasons why your furnace may be leaking.
The furnace filter prevents dust, pet dander, and other debris from permeating your home. Nevertheless, these particles can accumulate over time and reduce the filter’s efficiency. Air stops passing as required, causing the coil to freeze. Consequently, water may leak and puddle around the unit. Inspect your furnace regularly, and replace the air filter monthly to avoid this problem.
During normal operation, the heating process creates condensation. This water gets channeled to the drain, and then it moves to the floor drains, sump pump, or any other kind of drain for disposal. When the furnace is functioning correctly, you should never spot water around it. If you do, then your unit has an issue, and it’s time to bring in the professionals.
If you’ve got a humidifier connected to your furnace, then the humidifier might be the reason behind the leak. A humidifier generates moisture to prevent the indoor air from getting too dry. Nonetheless, a faulty humidifier can cause your heating system to leak. Usually, if you schedule routine maintenance, our technicians will detect a leaking humidifier before it causes significant problems.
Secondary Heat Exchanger Problems
If you’ve ruled out all possible causes, the secondary heat exchanger might be the reason behind the leak. Regrettably, this issue is costly to repair, so you may need to have your furnace replaced. Schedule an inspection so that our technicians can accurately diagnose the problem before you buy a new unit.
Leaving your furnace to leak can cause extensive damage and costly repairs. Call Mountain View Heating today to diagnose and fix your furnace leak. We have over 40 years’ worth of experience helping homeowners in Bend, OR, and the surrounding areas install, repair, and maintain their HVAC systems, and we’ll gladly help you too. We also provide 24/7 emergency cooling and heating services.