Drooling A/C must be stopped.
July 19, 2007 5:57 PM Subscribe
My A/C is making my furnace drool. A lot.
posted by mrmcsurly to home & garden (8 answers total)
We live in a main-floor/basement apartment, and our landlord lives on the 2nd and 3rd floors. The furnace and hot water heater are in the basement in our apartment, and the central air unit is in front of the house.
We've been in the house over two years, but very recently we have noticed a lot of condensation running off the furnace when we operate the A/C. It doesn't just "sweat", it actually drips and pools on the concrete floor. This is a new development, and we're obviously worried about water damage in our basement.
As part of our central air setup, the landlord built an enclosure that contains the unit as part of our garbage enclosure -- let me tell you, it gets very hot under there. Doesn't A/C need lots of ventilation? Could the lack of exposure to allow ventilation be pushing the condensation inside into the cooler furnace area?