10:13AM | 03/27/06
Member Since: 11/27/03
28 lifetime posts
My garage was awash yesterday with water that can only be coming from my electric furnace. I am baffled as to where it came from and why. This is my third winter in this house, we did not have freezing temperatures yesterday, and I could not find any plugged drains or other problems. But, I know very little about furnaces except to change the filters. The furnace is still working fine, but there was a LOT of water in my garage and I need to educate myself on what happened and what I need to do. Any help is appreciated.


01:57PM | 03/27/06
Member Since: 11/27/03
28 lifetime posts
Yes, it's a heat pump. Would ice collecting on the coils cause that much water? And, the ice would form why? Due to a problem with the unit? Or is this normal and I should be doing some maintenance? Thanks.


06:35AM | 03/28/06
Member Since: 11/27/03
28 lifetime posts
OK, so sounds like a couple of problems here - 1) ice on indoor coil and 2) drainage problem. So, on #2 I should check the drain line again for a clog or some other interference. On #1, if the ice collected due to being stuck in defrost mode, how do I check this? Is there something I can do myself or should I call a pro? Thanks again for your help.


Post a reply as Anonymous

Photo must be in JPG, GIF or PNG format and less than 5MB.



Post_new_button or Login_button

To test the boundaries of small-footprint living, interior designer Jessica Helgerson moved her family to a 540-square-foo... Filling an underutilized area beneath the stairs is a smart way to save space. Doing so with a stash of wood, however, is ... The Audubon Society inspired wallpaper in this Adirondack-styled mudroom will get you in the outdoor mood. Grab your coat ... Chalkboard paint opens up endless possibilities for customizing your dresser time and time again. Use chalk to label the c... A fireplace in the bathroom creates the ultimate setting for relaxation. Homeowners often choose electric or gas over wood... This roomy boot tray made from punched metal stands up to all the elements. Station it in your mudroom or at your back doo... There’s nothing like a new set of cabinet hardware to refresh a room. The possibilities are endless: Go modern, rustic, or... FLOR tiles are an affordable way to customize a carpeted floor covering for any space. Make anything from runners to wall-... Chalkboard paint features prominently in this elegant yet unpretentious headboard design. Add a new message daily to reflec... Salvaged boards in varying widths and colors make up the dramatic accent wall in this attic space. The high-gloss white of... The indecisive homeowner need not fret over choosing one (or even two) cabinet colors. The kitchen cabinets in this artist... Incorporate nature into your lighting scheme by securing a dead tree in a concrete mold and draping your pendant lamp from... Simple and striking, a couple of pieces of "lovingly used" furniture creates a special kind of charm. A weathered chair fo... First dress up your metal shelves with a coat of paint in an accent color that complements your kitchen decor. Then arrang... Dark wood shelving and a matching upholstered bench keep this closet sleek and refined. The large window brightens the sub...
Newsletter_icon Flipboard-glossy Facebook Twitter Pinterest Youtube Rss_icon