Furnaces are an integral part of our homes, and a key weapon in the battle against the cold and snow of winter. Columbus OH residents know better than to put off heating repairs. They call in a trained professional the minute a sign of trouble appears. However, some problems – such as leak in the furnace – may appear strange and out of place at first, and you might not think you need to call for repairs. How do you get a water leak out of a device designed for heating? There are actually some very simple explanations for it.
High efficiency furnaces use a cool exhaust as part of their heating process, and as such, condensation can form on the surface or elsewhere. The condensation tube – the line designed to remove that moisture – may also be clogged or could have sprung a leak. Either way, the condensate could gather at the bottom of the furnace, creating a puddle of water. These kinds of leaks usually only take place with high-efficiency furnaces: those with an AFUE (annual fuel utilization efficiency) rating of 90% or higher.
If your furnace is older or doesn’t have that rating, the issue likely lies in some other component, such as the humidifier or the air conditioner. If your furnace shares space with an air conditioning system, the water could stem from the AC. The humidifier could also be leaking, making water pool somewhere around your furnace.
For questions about heating repair, Columbus OH has an expert ready to help. Quality Air Heating and Air Conditioning understands furnace issues of all varieties, and our staff of professionals is dedicated to making you completely satisfied with our repair services. Give us a call today to set up an appointment.