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6/5/2019 (Permalink)

A/C Units are more likely to catch on fire due to faulty wiring

There’s nothing quite like summer on the south coast. Sand, beaches and the occasional shark sighting all make these hot months feel like life’s a breeze. After all, if it gets too hot, you can always escape the heat by heading inside and cranking up the A/C. 

While your intention may have been to escape the heat, did you know that air conditioners are responsible for 2,300 residential fires each year? Not only do they heat up, but the flammable materials nearby also catch on fire. These fires are more likely to occur during the hottest times of the day, between 2 pm and 8 pm. But don’t fear, as long as you check your unit’s wiring system each year, that should go a long way in preventing these fires. Ensuring these wires are not faulty or in need of repair can prevent short circuits and electrical malfunctions. Another you can do is limit your use of your air conditioner by using fans and keeping windows open during the night to let the cool breeze in. Plus, this helps you save money as well as lowering your risk of a fire!

At SERVPRO of Marion/Middleborough, our crews are able to handle any kind of disaster no matter the weather. While these are never fun, they don’t have to ruin a special south coast season. If you find yourself escaping the heat but heading from the frying pan into the fire, call SERVPRO of Marion/Middleborough to ensure fires don’t ruin your summer. 

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