While the weather hasn’t quite reached what you would call “chilly” levels yet in the San Francisco Bay Area, it won’t be long until temperatures start to dip and you’ll be depending on your furnace to keep you warm and comfortable. An important component of your HVAC system; a furnace leaking is cause for concern. You may wonder why your furnace is leaking water, considering it doesn’t use it to operate. We’ve included the most common reasons below to help you diagnose what might be wrong.
When you notice the furnace in your home is leaking, it could be due to:
- A broken condensate pump or heat exchanger
- A leaking furnace humidifier, or
- A leak in the drain or condensation tubing
Some furnace leak problems are more serious than others, which affects repair costs. When you notice a furnace leak, it’s critical to contact an experienced Bay Area HVAC professional immediately, since, depending on the age of your system and other factors, it may be more cost-effective over the long-term to have you furnace replaced rather than repaired again and again.
What should you do if you notice a large puddle beneath your furnace? Many homeowners think they can take care of the problem themselves, however this often results in increased repair costs if you make the problem worse. A furnace is not a small investment for most homeowners, so it’s best to schedule service if you notice any liquid that seems to originate from the furnace, or an unusual smell or noise. Water leaks don’t simply go away, and often result in further damage to a home. Take action now to resolve the problem, and avoid future problems and expenses.
At Ortiz Heating & Air Conditioning, our Bay Area HVAC technicians are skilled, experienced, and dedicated to resolving any issue you may have with your furnace. If you notice a furnace leak, or have any other problem with your heating system, be sure to contact us at once for unsurpassed service.