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Why Is My Furnace Leaking Water?

Posted On: October 11, 2016

Furnace Leak Cleanup and Repair Service near Scranton & Wilkes-Barre, PA

As the temperature begins to drop outside, you will begin to rely more heavily on your home’s furnace. Your furnace is a pricy and important piece of your home’s HVAC system, so when it begins leaking, you will want to schedule your repair service as soon as possible. Now let’s find out why your furnace is leaking and how we can prevent this disruption from occurring in the future.

Reasons Why Your Furnace Is Leaking Water

While these are some of the most common reasons for furnace leaks, it’s still important to have an HVAC professional assess the situation for you. Our licensed professionals will be able to determine the cause of your leak and provide you with a reliable repair service. By trying to fix a furnace leak on your own, you may end up causing further damage to your system.

Why do furnaces leak? Here are some of the most common reasons behind your leak:

  1. Broken condensation tubing or drain
  2. Broken furnace humidifier
  3. Broken condensate pump
  4. Broken heat exchanger

In addition to cleaning up the leak, our professionals will provide an assessment of unit to determine if it requires a full replacement or a repair. If your furnace is over 15 years old or if it has required frequent repairs over the last year, it may be time for a system replacement.

What To Do When Your Furnace Leaks

So you have found yourself with an oversized puddle beneath your furnace. What’s the best plan of action to take to minimize water damage? Because your furnace is such an expensive piece of equipment, it’s a good idea to recruit your local HVAC professionals for some help. Trying to service your furnace yourself can result in more costly repairs and can even put you and your family in danger. If you notice an unusual sound, odor or liquid coming from your home’s furnace, pick up the phone and call your go-to heating company for some backup.

What not to do when your furnace leaks:

Do not go on using your furnace in hopes that the water leak will go away on its own. By waiting to repair your system, you could ultimately end up with more extensive repairs including water damage to the surrounding area.

Preventing Future Furnace Leaks

Just like your car, your furnace also requires maintenance to perform at its best. By scheduling regular maintenance service for your furnace, you can help prevent water leaks and other inconveniences. How often should you schedule furnace maintenance? We recommend scheduling your service at least once a year before the winter season arrives.

Emergency Furnace Repair in Northeast, PA

T.E. Spall & Son conveniently offers 24/7 emergency repair service for your furnace. Has your furnace given out in the midst of a freezing Pennsylvania winter? Let us know and we will send over our HVAC professionals to make a prompt repair.

Learn more about our emergency furnace repair service.

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