It’s hard to imagine, but your HVAC system is a delicate ecosystem, despite all the power it contains. We’ve talked about water damage and how to manage it, and we’ve talked about proper furnace maintenance, but we haven’t talked about the crossover between the two. What happens when water meets the furnace?
As you might have guessed, there is one big commonality between water damage and your HVAC- location. The most common place for your furnace to be housed is in the basement, because of the convenience and accessibility to pipes throughout the home. Unfortunately, your basement is usually where excess water will end up if your home is flooded. Whether due to heavy rains, flash floods, busted pipes, or sewage back-up, water will make its way down into your basement if it didn’t start there in the first place.
Depending on the depth of water and the amount of time the furnace has been exposed, the damage can be extensive. More often than not, professionals will recommend you to replace the furnace rather than repair it, to avoid further damage/danger to the home. What parts of the furnace could be damaged? We’re glad you asked!
There are a few important things to know in order to avoid water damage to your furnace.
If you’re looking for affordable, dependable care to make sure your home is safe and set-up with risk management in mind, contact us and schedule an appointment today.