Why is My Furnace Leaking?

Nov 5, 2019 | Furnace

Have you ever observed a leak coming from your furnace? If you have, don’t wait to get this problem looked at! Don’t let this problem continue!  Water leaking out of your furnace can cause mold to develop, clog your drain, and deal significant harm to your valuable furnace system. 


Your Condensation Drain Might Be Clogged Up

When your drain is obstructed, the excess water has nowhere to go. The drain will get full, leak onto the condenser pipe, and then flood. Your drain is joined to the floor where it empties out. High-efficiency gas furnaces have this issue for the most part. 

The less efficient furnace with a metal dispense pipe should never be leaking. If it does begin to leak water from the metal pipe, it might indicate you have the incorrect size pipe. It will then proceed back up into the furnace and leak out.


Broken Secondary Heat Exchanger in Unit 

If you have a heat exchanger break, it could lead to severe difficulties. It could break your unit, and then a professional will have to work on it. Usually, this will force you to need to purchase an entirely new system. 


Having a Furnace Humidifier 

The first issue when having a leak in your humidifier when it’s leaking into your furnace. When having a furnace tune-up or an SMA with our company, you’re less likely to have this predicament because the system gets inspected as it should be. A leak this big could cause a lot more damage if not taken care of before you get a tune-up. 


Internal System Drain Clogged 

This issue is more for the homes that have their air conditioning unit and furnace drain combined. If the drain is already clogged from your furnace, you will have the same issue when you go to turn your furnace unit on. 


If you have any of these issues, call Lewis Center-Powell Heating & Air today at 614-490-7530 or schedule an appointment online now at www.lewiscenterpowellheatingandair.com/schedule-now/.