There’s nothing more devastating than hearing about a local fire that has happened within your community, but every time I hear the public scanner go off I intend to listen to make sure that it is no one that I know.
It’s alarming to suppose that it could be someone that you know’s home or supplier that has caught fire, then last year there’s been a few homes within the area that have caught fire due to heating and cooling units.
It’s such a shame however this month we have gained a newsletter from the county that explains the different ways a heating and cooling system could catch fire, but some of these troubles could be fuel lines and attachions that become faulty which can result heat and fuel becoming highly flammable, and another issue is having items around the heater. People don’t realize that crowding the heater closet with other things like boxes, cleaning products, or anything else that needs to be stored can pose a really harsh risk and could potentially catch fire as well; Making sure that the area around a heater is clear is important! Another issue that can arise are electrical troubles. The heating and cooling system heavily relies on electrical attachions to heat and operate typically. If you have an older HVAC system those attachions can get old and become loose which can burn wires and cause a fire. It’s typically important to make sure that you have a heating and cooling worker to come and do routine service and take a look at your heating and cooling system to make sure it is not a fire hazard.