My Carrier Comfort 92 Furnace, which was installed this past summer in Northern California, has been working intermittently (and unpredictably) this winter.
After heating the house in the evening and turning it off when we sleep, it doesn't start up again until the late afternoon even though we have it programmed to turn on at 6 am.
I decided to do some investigating and removed the front panel and found a small puddle of water at the bottom (blue arrows in first photo). I noticed dripping from the "connection to the outside flue." (red arrow in first photo). The "metal cinching" tie was very loose. I tightened it with a screw driver and now the leaking has stopped.
My question is: Do I need to call someone about this or is the problem solved? If I do need to call someone, is this considered an emergency? I have carbon monoxide detectors in the house.
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