It is noted that there is a great number of heat equipment-related fires everywhere in the world. Those related to household furnace is below 30 percent it can still be prevented. These fire hazard related to household can be easily avoided if home owners in Calgary can develop an awareness of those things that contribute to it.
When looking for the best Calgary furnace Company to help and service your furnace this winter they will remember the following.
The most common of those things that contributed are listed below:
1. When the clearance between the furnace system, the wall, shelving and ceiling is not wide enough. There must be enough space between your furnace appliance and the wall around it and the ceiling. If they are too close they may be too close to each other and get overheated, thereby resulting to fire. There is always building code for every area. The best advice is to call on your qualified HVAC licensed contractor to do that for you. It is the licensed contractor that will be able to guide you appropriately.
2. Dont let any inflammable material come closer to the pilot light. Make sure that you keep area of the pilot light clear of household items and debris.
3. Qualified licensed HVAC contractors recommends that furnace must be cleaned once a year. In cleaning the furnace dirt parts and clogged filters will be taken care of. If the time schedule for the cleaning of the furnace is longer the expected time, this may to risk of fire.
4. Dont let some materials that come in contact with the furnace such as cleaning products, solvent and other materials that may emit vapors into the air. Heat emanating or light from the plot may even ignite these vapours and lead to a devastating explosion.
5. Filter can become a potential fire hazard. Change your filter every 3 months or at most once a year.
6. To prevent fire hazard use space heaters. Modern day space heaters are better constructed and are specially designed to prevent heating coils getting in contact with flammable materials. It will automatically turn off when knock off.
7. Install CO detector in your indoor to detect the presence of carbon monoxide in your home air. Carbon monoxide is odorless, clear gas that could be building up in your home when the furnace is dirty or the vents are blocked by debris. This gas is poisonous, when breath can immobilizes and kills within minutes.