Have you noticed water pooling by your gas furnace?
Oh no! Pooling water is a big red flag when it comes to heating and cooling equipment.
All gas furnaces produce condensation. Some produce more than others. For example, high-efficiency furnaces produce more condensation due to the way they operate. To help tackle this, high-efficiency systems include piping and drain pans to collect condensation. If these components are clogged or damaged in any way, it can result in leaks and pools around your heating and air conditioning equipment.
It doesn’t matter if you have a high-efficiency gas furnace or a standard-efficiency gas furnace, extra water around your heating and air equipment is not a good thing. It can help facilitate mold growth, cause rust and damage other components!
What can you do about extra water? Well, what you shouldn’t do is attempt to fix the component yourself. DIY is great for a good many things, but that does not include work on your heating and air conditioning equipment. Drop the wrench, pick up the phone and call a local heating and air conditioning contractor.
Here are some things to keep in mind when you are searching for a good local HVAC contractor…
Never accept a quote over the phone or on the back of a business card. Make sure the technician comes out and diagnoses the problem before they tell you how much the repair is going to cost. The situation can vary from job to job. In general, there is no “one-price-fits-all” solution to HVAC.
Are they asking questions? Your home and comfort needs are unique. The only way your contractor is going to be able to know your home’s specifics is if they ask you questions.
Have a positive reputation online and from past clients. It’s hard to run from a negative reputation. If they have done quality work on past jobs, chances are they will do well on your job as well.
In an emergency situation, like a leak or “no heat” call, it may be tempting to go with the person that can come to your home the soonest or charges the least. However, you could be sacrificing quality by going with just anybody. You won’t regret taking the time to find the right company for the job.
Have you ever had an experience with water pooling around your gas furnace?