When it comes to your standard fire hazards, you don’t want to be taking chances or minute guessing your choices.
Safety is first and foremost, but there are proper conditions in homes that contribute to fire hazards.
If you have a furnace, there are special precautions to take to ensure optimum safety all year. Overcrowding the furnace area can cause things to catch on fire. Further, one of the standard preventable problems seen is the fittings and affixions on gas tubes insufficiently creating seals. This is a proper problem because even if things are installed properly, the contacts can wear over time. In most cooling systems, unbalanced gas pressure can lead to small explosions, and where there are gases and heat, there is big time fire hazard! Have your Heating, Ventilation plus A/C provider check your pressures the next time you have standard service performed by a Heating, Ventilation and A/C supplier, but a fuel line leak can also be a large issue. Heating, Ventilation and A/C units have many different warm parts and pieces and any seepage of fuel could spell disaster. If you are stinking oil or gas near your Heating, Ventilation and A/C unit. You should call your Heating, Ventilation and A/C supplier right away and do not try to repair it yourself. Another concerning hazard is the heat exchanger, which, when cracked, can release carbon monoxide gas, carbon monoxide gas can poison a person if they are sharing an unventilated area with it. Along with that, it is also highly flammable. If you suspect a leak in the heat exchanger you should remove yourself from the area and get in contact with the Heating, Ventilation and A/C company as soon as possible. On the bright side Heating, Ventilation plus A/C companies usually cover this cost due to the fact that it is so dangerous and rarely the fault of the customer.