Reasons that a gas furnace leaks water can include a leak in the air conditioning evaporator or a leak in the humidifier. Water can leak in and around a high-efficiency furnace if the condensate drain tubes are disconnected or clogged.Know More
If water pools around the furnace when the air conditioning is running, the problem is most likely a clogged condensate drain tube. This occurs because condensation in the air conditioner's coils contains bacteria that creates slime, which forms the clog. Homeowners can easily prevent slime and remove the clog by using slime preventing tablets, plus a 3/4-inch MIPT barbed fitting, a small coil of 3/4-inch I.D. vinyl tubing and tubing straps.
To begin the homeowner removes and discards the drain tube and fitting from the air conditioner's condensate pan. The slime preventing tablets are inserted into the air conditioner's drain pan, according to the package instructions. Then the homeowner can attach the new fitting to the drain pan and secure the tubing onto the fitting. It's important to ensure the tubing is routed to a drain and held in place with tubing straps. If the furnace continues to leak water, contacting a furnace repair technician as soon as possible is advised.Learn more about Heating & Cooling
Size of the area to be humidified, maintenance levels and special features of the unit are some of the major factors to consider when determining which furnace humidifier to buy. A furnace humidifier creates a healthier indoor environment by adding moisture to the air moving through the duct system.Full Answer >
Install a humidifier to a furnace by screwing the unit to the outside of the furnace, installing the flexible duct, connecting the waterline and valve and adding the drum. Install the humidistat and adjust the water level. The procedure is the same for Lennox and other brand furnaces.Full Answer >
Whole-home humidifiers typically use the fan-powered ductwork of furnaces to deliver humid air throughout a home. They are generally not integral to the furnace but function as an attached unit.Full Answer >
To wire a humidifier to a furnace, run two 12-gauge wires from the motor control contractor of the furnace to the electrical box on the humidifier. Attach the neutral wire to the neutral lug of the furnace and the black power wire to the bottom of the motor contractor.Full Answer >