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There’s Water under my Furnace – Now What?

Furnace with Humidifier PhotoSo you notice that there is standing water under your furnace. Should you be concerned? Is your gas furnace leaking water? What action should you take? The air conditioner and furnace experts at Addison Smith have seen this problem before. Here are several possible causes.

 

Your Condensate Drain May Be Clogged

 

The most common reason for water under your furnace is a clogged condensation drain. Condensate is the name given to the moisture that has been condensed out of the air in your home when the air conditioner is running. once it turns the humidity into water, it ha s to get rid of it. If the drain system from the unit gets a clog in it, that water will spill out onto the floor. Condensation from air conditioning coils contains bacteria that can form slime and clog the condensate pan drain tube. Luckily, this is an easy DIY fix. Mold and mildew can grow in the tube and cause it to clog. It’s a good habit to pour a cup of bleach into the condensation line once a month during A/C season to keep it clear and to prevent mold/mildew growth.

 

Your A Coil Could Be Freezing Up

 

Another cause for water under your furnace during the spring and summer could be that your A coil is freezing up and melting in areas that don’t normally catch condensate. The water could be dripping to the floor. Check your air filter to see if it is clogged. The reduced air flow causes the coil to freeze up. Try changing the air filter before calling for repair. Its cheap and needs to be done once a month anyway.

 

Your Humidifier May Be Leaking

 

Lastly, a faulty humidifier may also be causing the issue. There is a water supply tube that feeds the humidifier and it can get clogged, cracked or come loose causing the water to leak out. The tube may need to be cleaned or replaced.

 

If you have water under your furnace and none of these seem to be the problem, call the professionals at Addison Smith to inspect your home’s furnace and troubleshoot to find the solution. At Addison Smith, we pride ourselves on providing excellent customer service to each client. We provide the best service for air conditioner repair Douglasville, GA. In fact, we guarantee your complete satisfaction with our work.

Call us today so that we can solve your furnace and air conditioner problems for good! We can be reached at 770-832-9006.

May 29, 2015 at 7:20 pm