Why is My Furnace Leaking?

water dropletsAs the temperature continues to drop throughout the winter, making sure your furnace is working properly should be a top priority. This can become concerning when something out of the ordinary happens – like it leaking water. This occurrence is one that happens more often than you think and there are a variety of reasons it could be happening to your furnace.

The most common reason your furnace could be leaking is due to a condensation leak. This could only be the case if you have a high-efficiency furnace. A simple way to determine if this is the kind of model you have is to look at the vent pipe. If it’s white plastic PVC pipe, it’s a high-efficiency furnace which leaves it susceptible to condensation leaks. This is because these particular types of units have cool exhaust and produce condensation. The leak could be a result of the condensation becoming clogged. Also, it could be due to the floor drain becoming clogged, which is the area where the condensation collects.

This is only one of a few of the most common explanations for why your furnace could be leaking. If you don’t have a high-efficiency furnace, this certainly won’t be the case. If you are experiencing furnace issues, especially if the leak is very bad, the Illinois plumbing and heating professionals at Armbrust Plumbing can help. We provide both commercial and residential Illinois plumbing and heating services. For more information, visit us at ArmbrustPlumbing.com or call us at (630) 547-7500.