If the puddle of water around your furnace only seems to get bigger when the air conditioner is on, the problem is probably with the air conditioner, not the furnace. When the air conditioner is running, it not only cools your home, it also dehumidifies the air.
The air conditioner has to release the moisture it has extracted from the air, and it usually does this through a condensate drain line. If this line gets clogged or leaks, or if there is a leak in the drain pan, the water will collect on the floor.
In many cases, the air conditioner drain line is located next to the heater or even on top of it. So it’s very easy to wonder “why is my furnace leaking water?” when it’s actually the air conditioner drain line.
However, if your air conditioner hasn’t been running recently, the drain line is not the source of the leak. Call an HVAC professional to help you determine the next best step.
Should I Repair or Replace My Furnace?
Many of the problems that cause furnace leaks can be repaired with a much smaller investment than replacing the entire unit.
While the difference between the two investments is significant, it may be time to replace the entire system if:
- The furnace is more than 16 years old.
- You’ve recently made several furnace repairs or upgrades.
- The appliance keeps making strange noises.
Do not wait until the furnace is completely broken. If you have noticed minor malfunctions in the operation of heating equipment or have used the furnace for a long time and have never called a specialist for service, it’s time to contact SDAC Heating & Air Conditioning. Our technician will come to the specified address, inspect the furnace, provide maintenance and replace components if necessary. By contacting us in time, you can be sure that the comfort in your home will remain in any weather.