The last thing many homeowners expect is for their gas furnaces to begin leaking in the winter. But if it happens to you, being prepared could be the difference between sustaining significant damage or not.
That’s why we’ve put together this article. It covers the top causes of a leaking furnace and the best steps to take if you experience this problem during the winter. Keep reading to learn more.
A clogged air filter will limit the airflow in your system. This can cause several problems, including freezing over your coils in a joint furnace and AC system. The end result of some of those problems could be a leaking furnace.
If your furnace has a humidifier attached to it, then there could be an issue with that system that’s causing your leak.
Some gas furnaces also use two heat exchangers to offer more efficiency. These can create condensation, which typically drains through a special floor system. But problems with that system could lead to a leak.
It’s also worth considering whether the leak is coming from your furnace at all. If you have plumbing pipes near the location where the water is pooling, then those could be leaking rather than your gas furnace
The first thing you want to do after noticing a leak is to turn the furnace off. This will at least stop more water from pooling on your floors while you look for the cause of the problem.
Next, you can start cleaning up the pooled water on your floors so that you limit the damage that occurs to your wood flooring or carpets. If you have a lot of pooled water, then you may need to use a wet/dry vacuum to get it all up.
The next thing you can do is look at your system’s air filter. If it’s clogged or very dirty, simply replacing it with a new one may be all that it takes to fix your water issue.
Finally, the best way to find a lasting solution to your leaking gas furnace is to call a professional. They can come out to your home and identify the source of the issue quickly so that you can get back to using the furnace to heat your home as soon as possible.
If you get a leaking gas furnace this winter, Indoor Air Quality can help. Our team of experts is standing by to answer your questions and help you find a solution in Highlands Ranch and throughout the Denver Metro Area.
Get in touch to learn more about how we can help.