Did you know that most accidental fires are caused by overheating of your appliances especially if you have heating systems that were either poorly maintained or improperly installed?
According to some studies with regards to HVAC Education, all HVAC professionals are strongly encouraged to help educate the homeowners on proper heating safety especially with the use of either the professional or supplementary equipment. This is in accordance with the prevention of fire that’s occurring in homes. Most of the fire was mainly caused by heavy HVAC system usage.
Two main reasons why HVAC overheats are because there is an inappropriate space for the heater being used and the mishandling of the heating system (and this includes the fireplace). So without enough maintenance and repairs done, the result will be a disaster.
Why with HVAC professionals? It’s simple, HVAC professionals can perform several functions in the home or in commercial buildings such as installation and repairs of the HVAC systems – heating and cooling equipments. With the knowledge that they have, they can help educate the homeowners with the benefits and potential detractors of fireplaces, stoves that uses wood to burn, space heaters, and also the importance of regular maintenance on existing heating systems. Educating the homeowners is very crucial for the safety of the homes.
Types of HVAC Systems
Window Air Conditioning System – this is the most common HVAC system used. These are reliable units and very easy to install.
Split Air Conditioner System – There are two parts that comprises this type of HVAC system – the indoor and the outdoor units. For the indoor unit, this is the evaporator – the cooling coil and the cooling fan. As for the outdoor part, this is the condenser, compressor and the expansion valve.
Central Air Conditioning – this is mainly used in large buildings, hotels, airports, malls, and so on. This is a more economic option for large spaces.
Packaged Air Conditioners – In a typical split system, there is a space allocated for multiple separate products such as a heat pump or AC that has a fan coil or an evaporator coil in one unit.
Educating the homeowners can greatly help and improve in minimizing any danger that will arise – especially fire in the homes and buildings where it’s installed. Whatever type of HVAC system you have in your homes or buildings, it is important that you know how to properly maintain and repair your units if applicable.
Rachel Heagney, Administration and Content Auditor at www.AuthoritySpecialists.com, and Guest Blogger for Controlled Release Technologies Inc., a research, development and manufacturing firm based in Shelby, North Carolina. CRT is an IFMA CSP, EnergyStar Partner and manufacturer of independently-certified Green products for HVAC maintenance. Since 1986, CRT has been creating leading edge HVAC maintenance products that have become industry standards, used in thousands of commercial buildings world-wide. CRT employees are members of BOMA, ASHRAE, ASHE and the American Chemical Society. www.cleanac.com (800) 766-9057.