Water leaking from the furnace is not a standard part of its operation. Leaving this issue unchecked can lead to costly repairs or replacements with the system and potential damage to your home. The following are some reasons water may be leaking from the furnace at your home in Oxford, OH.
Damaged Condensation Tubing
Damage to the condensation tubing is one of the most common reasons a high-efficiency furnace might be leaking water. Any disruption to it, such as if it gets damaged, could prevent the moisture from properly draining. An HVAC technician can check the tubing to ensure it’s in working condition.
A furnace filter plays a pivotal role in cleaning the air inside your home. However, it can cause a furnace to malfunction when it gets so clogged with dirt, hair and debris that it restricts airflow. Limited airflow can cause the evaporator coil to become frozen, and leaking water may be a result.
While an HVAC technician can repair or replace the evaporator coil, it’s best to take steps to prevent this problem. Change your filters at least once every 90 days or more frequently if you notice it needs it.
You should also schedule regular maintenance for your furnace at least once a year. During a maintenance appointment, an HVAC technician will clean the components in your furnace, including the evaporator coil.
A Leaky Humidifier
If your HVAC system has a humidifier, it may be malfunctioning and causing a water leak. The water could drip down into your furnace and damage electrical components, leading to more costly repairs or even replacements.
Don’t let leaking water further damage your furnace or potentially your home. Call Western Hills Heating and Air Conditioning for heating repair services. Our family-owned and operated business can provide you with the fast, efficient help you need this fall and throughout the rest of the year.
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