Why is my Furnace Leaking Water?
You head to the basement to change your furnace filter and you see a puddle of water on the floor by your furnace. You may think, “This doesn’t make sense, my furnace doesn’t even use water, does it?!”
No matter the reason, you will need to call Godby to get your furnace Checked out. Want to know what might be happening? Keep reading to educate yourself on some reasons why this mysterious puddle has shown up.
If you have a high efficiency furnace, one that is rated 90% or higher, it has cool exhaust. This cool exhaust creates condensation. Normally the condensation is routed to a floor drain. The pipe that routes the condensation to the floor drained could have gotten clogged, perforated or gotten breaks in it allowing that moisture to leak. Is your floor drain backed up? This could be another reason for the puddle.
If you have an older furnace that is not high efficiency should not have the condensation build up. Its exhaust pipe is metal. If your standard furnace has condensation it could mean the flue pipe was sized wrong. An incorrectly sized flue pipe can cause condensation when the hot exhaust cools down. This condensation would drain back to the furnace, leak out and cause that puddle on your floor.