Water should not come from the heater.

I walked into my basement last month.

I was shocked there was water pouring from the heater. I was afraid the water could ruin my drywall, it was coming out so hastily. I called the Heating, Ventilation as well as A/C dealership as well as told them that water was pouring from my heater, as well as that I needed their help. The Heating, Ventilation as well as A/C tech told me water shouldn’t be coming out of the heater, unless it was a water boiler. She asked how my heat was distributed? I didn’t know. I just knew I heard the heating system running, as well as then Ed and I had heat. I paid for oil when I needed it for the heater. If there wasn’t any oil or electricity, I didn’t have heat. The Heating, Ventilation as well as A/C tech told me she would be there shortly, but I should turn off the water. She had to step me through turning the water off. I turned off the water valves, however she had me turn off the main valve, which meant I had no water somewhere inside my house, as well as I wasn’t happy. I hoped the Heating, Ventilation as well as A/C tech would arrive soon. When she got there, she told me to call a plumber. The boiler was still in wonderful condition, but the pipes needed replacing. I asked him what a water boiler was, as well as why I didn’t have a heater. She told me a boiler heated water, as well as the hot water flowed through pipes as well as the heat from the pipes sent heat into the house. I called my sibling Ed who was a plumber as well as told him I needed up-to-date water pipes for the water boiler system. I didn’t understand anything she was saying about the water boiler, but I understood needing a plumber.