Homeowners in Durham, NC, know that finding a puddle of water in their home is never a good sign. While multiple appliances can produce water in the home, there are multiple reasons that your furnace may be the source of the leak. Here is a look at a few of the reasons why your furnace may be leaking water in your home.

Condensation

Just like a glass of cold water that is sat in a warm environment will produce water on the outside of the glass, a furnace can also produce condensation. When the heat exchange occurs in a high-efficiency furnace, condensation forms. These furnaces come equipped with a condensate line or drain tap, but these can become clogged over time, resulting in a leak.

Humidifier Leaks

When battling the cold weather of a Durham, NC, winter, many people choose to have a humidifier installed with their furnace. These humidifiers ensure that the air inside the home doesn’t become dry, causing dry skin, itchy eyes and other health issues.

Since a humidifier works by emitting water in the air, leaks can happen over time. A clog or a leak within the humidifier can result in an unwanted puddle in the home.

Bad Pump

A condensate pump works by pushing the water produced within a furnace out and into the drip pan or other reservoir. Should the pump malfunction, water builds up in the furnace, which typically results in a leak.

Having regular maintenance performed on your system can ensure you identify these problems and fix them before they turn into something bigger. Contact Mitchell Heating & Cooling today to have your furnace serviced by one of our friendly service professionals. We promise to get the job done right the first time.

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