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  • Keep Your Family In The Air Conditioning Heating Safety Zone

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    HVAC Systems can pose very real threats to the health and safety of your family. There are several potential risks, including:

    • HVAC Electrical Issues - Electrical safety has to be considered through every stage, from HVAC System design to installation and the operational integrity. The potential level of risk is emphasized by these alarming facts:
      • Every year, more than 800 people are killed by fires that were started by electrical faults.
      • As many as 15,000 more people suffer burns and other injuries from electrical shocks.
      • Electrical issues are the direct cause of more than a billion dollar's worth of property damage representing about 150,000 residential fires annually.
      • An A/C condensation drain can overflow if it becomes clogged and cause water to pour over the system's electrical components. The result can be equipment failure and the very real risk of electric shock.
      • Electrical parts can become damaged by corrosion. Electrical wiring insulation can become cracked and the wiring exposed. Unless these issues are discovered and remedied, there's a risk of an electrical fire starting whenever the HVAC system is turned on and running!
    • HVAC Connections, Gas Pressure & Burner Issues
      • All of these can be extremely hazardous.
      • Poor connections can cause toxic air quality and pose a serious fire hazard.
      • A gas leak can lead to a sudden fire or explosion when a flame is ignited somewhere inside the home.
      • A cracked, grimy or malfunctioning heat exchanger can cause a fire to erupt on the HVAC's interior!
    • Refrigerant Leaks
      • Refrigerants, especially those in older cooling systems, can be toxic and flammable. They mix very quickly with the surrounding air and this poses an increased risk. If the gas diffuses too slowly, there's a higher potential that it will reach an ignition source and cause an explosion and/or a fire.
    • Additional Contributing Factors To HVAC Hazards
      • Manufacturer Defects
      • Older HVAC Systems that haven't been brought into compliance with current safety codes.
      • HVAC Systems that have an improper rating for their current location and use.
      • Insufficient ventilation around the furnace.
      • Lack of Routine Inspection, Maintenance and Repairs results in dangerous issues being missed. Also, harmful combustion particles and dangerous gases can be leaked by furnaces that aren't functioning properly and are overworked.

    Your Professional HVAC Specialist Knows All Of The Dangers

    We're aware of all of the potential dangers and take all proper air conditioning heating safety measures during HVAC installation including:

    • Inspect for manufacturing defects of electrical components
    • Properly mount all electrical equipment
    • Assure proper tension/tightening of all connections
    • Inspect insulation
    • Properly label and tag all components
    • Strictly adhere to all safety codes and mandates.

    We're here to help keep your home or business in the Air Conditioning Heating Safety Zone. It's never too soon to call us for an appointment -- don't let it be too late!