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Common Fire Hazards Regarding Your HVAC System

It’s essential to keep in mind that your HVAC system can catch on fire if it is not maintained correctly. At W.E. Kingswell, we pride ourselves on educating you on HVAC issues you might encounter with your system. With our help, you can avoid fire hazards and avoid potential problems. Continue reading to learn more about this critical topic and some fire hazards regarding your HVAC system that you should be aware of.

Electrical Issues

Electrical issues pose a severe fire hazard to HVAC systems. As connections age, they tend to loosen and increase the demand for power from the furnace. This can lead to burnt wires and, more alarmingly, the potential for a furnace fire. If you detect any burning smells or smoke emanating from your gas furnace, it is essential to have your electrical system inspected. 

Gas Pressure And Related Connections

Maintaining the correct gas pressure in your HVAC system is crucial to avoid potential problems. Low gas pressure can cause condensation in the heat exchanger, while high gas pressure can cause the heat exchanger to become overly hot and eventually lead to damage and fire hazards. Additionally, poorly fitted gas connections may result in gas leaks, which can negatively affect the indoor air quality and create a dangerous situation. Therefore, it’s highly recommended to have your gas pressure and connections checked during routine maintenance to ensure your gas furnace’s safe and efficient operation.

A Congested Furnace

Keeping your home safe is a top priority for any homeowner. One crucial area to focus on is your HVAC system. A common problem that can lead to a fire in your HVAC unit is having a crowded furnace or air conditioner. To avoid this danger, keep materials away from your furnace. It is crucial to leave at least three feet of space around your HVAC unit to ensure proper ventilation and to prevent fire hazards. 

Fuel Lines Are Leaking 

Understanding that a leaking fuel line is a significant fire hazard for your HVAC system is crucial. Often, people only realize this once it’s too late because they neglect routine maintenance and inspections. A fuel line leak is hazardous because it exposes highly flammable fuel to the hot components of your HVAC unit. This combination of heat and fuel can result in a fire, which is always challenging to handle. Therefore, if you detect any oil or gas odor near your furnace, it’s recommended to call an HVAC technician immediately to avoid any potential dangers.

We Are Proud of the Company We Keep

William E. Kingswell has been a distinguished commercial and residential heating and cooling service provider since 1937. We have provided unmatched customer service to all of our clients. We enjoy being the preferred HVAC equipment distributor of countless customers. We offer a comprehensive range of high-quality heat pumps, boilers, unit heaters, HVAC accessories, and more. William E. Kingswell works with businesses and homeowners throughout Maryland, Washington, D.C., and Virginia, including Baltimore, Frederick, Annapolis, Fairfax, Manassas, Richmond, Fredericksburg, Virginia Beach, and Leesburg. To learn more about our extensive range of SpacePak, Concord, Allied Commercial, and Bard HVAC equipment, call us at 301-937-1900 or contact us today.

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