Why Is My Furnace Leaking Water?

December 11, 2019

Nothing is messier than a water leak. Leaks coming from your furnace are a sure cause for worry since these pieces of equipment are not designed to hold or produce water. A leaking furnace should prompt you to take the necessary action to find the cause of the leak. Here are some of the probable reasons as to why your furnace may be leaking water. Blocked Pipe The pipes that supply water to and from the heat exchanger in your furnace may sometimes block. This is normally a result of various clogs. For example, the accumulation of ice in pipes during winter can cause a clog. The exhaust pipes may also be blocked by other substances that can collect on the pipe’s interior. When this happens, humid gases that are meant to be vented out cool down in the pipes and condense into water. Such water may lead to corrosion of the interior of the pipes or even weaken the pipe joints, thereby causing leaks. Faulty Pumps The condenser pump that is used to pump away hot and humid air from the furnace may sometimes go faulty and remain unnoticed for a long time. Improperly connected water pumps may also...

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How Rain Can Damage Your Heating System

February 18, 2019

Light to moderate rainfall usually doesn’t cause damage to your heating system. Heavy rainfall, however, may damage internal components of the unit and cause a health hazard for your family. Some of the most common issues caused by rain include mold and mildew, corrosion of internal components and flooding. Mold and Mildew Excessive rain, floods, and snow melting inside the HVAC system can lead to mold and mildew growth. You should never leave over an inch of snow sitting on top of the unit. When water gets inside of the heating system and ventilation is poor, mold and mildew can develop. Mold and mildew are damaging to your health, so it’s important to call an HVAC repair company for an inspection if you suspect these fungal growths. Warning signs your heating system may have mold include: Musty odors when the heat runs Puddles around the HVAC system Mold on the outside of the unit Frequent coughing or sneezing Corrosion of Internal Components When the heating system isn’t covered or vented correctly during heavy rain, internal components can begin to corrode from the water damage. Don’t place a heavy tarp over the unit as this is a common mistake people make...

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Signs You Need Furnace Repair

December 14, 2018

As soon as you notice a possible sign that your furnace needs repair it is best to have it inspected by a technician from Air Comfort of Kentucky. There are several things that can go wrong with your furnace while some are minor and only cause a mild inconvenience, some can be major and leave you cold and in need of major repairs or even a furnace replacement. Signs Your Furnace Needs Repairing Odd noises Higher than normal bill Heat not keeping up with thermostat Poor airflow Odd Noises Strange Noises Strange noises coming from your furnace is almost always a tell-tale sign something is wrong. No one likes to hear clunks and bangs coming from the furnace. If there a problem with the furnace you will most likely notice that the strange noises are present when the furnace turns on or is running and all is quiet again when it turns off. High Bill If your bill jumps in price, then you know something is not right with your furnace. Especially if you’re not using your furnace a lot but notice an increase in the bill. The broken furnace component is using more energy than usual to run, and...

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Louisville Furnace Repair Company

March 19, 2015

When it comes to furnace repair in Louisville, you can never go wrong with Air Comfort of KY. Our company is family owned and has been happily in business ever since 1976. So you know we have the experience to deal with any problems that may come up. Our job is to get your furnace repaired as quickly and efficiently as possible. A heater that isn’t repaired could easily be running up your electric bill each month. We make sure your heater is running at optimal levels throughout the year. We’ll even inspect your system from top to bottom just to double check everything is running smoothly. Professional HVAC Professional for Furnace Repair At Air Comfort of KY, we pride ourselves on our professional HVAC staff. They are talented, professional, and friendly when it comes to furnace repair services. Our technicians are kept up to date on many brands and models to give you the best service they can. All of our staff are ready to help right on hand and can usually make a repair the same day. Whether it’s installation, furnace repair, air conditioning or just a tune-up, they’re ready to come over to fix the problem. We...

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