According to FEMA, heating appliances were the second highest cause of residential building fires in 2014.
One of the biggest culprits of these fires was furnace flame rollouts. (Yes, it’s as dangerous as it sounds.)
Flame rollout happens when flames escape and “roll” outside of the closed combustion area.
And if those open flames come into contact with insulation or nearby flammable objects, it won’t be long before you’re dealing with a dangerous house fire.
Want to know if your furnace is having rollout problems? Check for:
See signs of flame rollout? Contact us ASAP. We’ll send a technician over to determine the cause and fix it to prevent a house fire.
So what causes this scary situation? Let’s take a look...
Flame rollout happens when there isn’t enough oxygen to “feed” your furnace.
You see, your furnace needs a mixture of oxygen and fuel to create heat. But, if there’s not enough ventilation to provide oxygen, the furnace flames will “roll out” in search of oxygen elsewhere.
Yeah, it’s super dangerous. So, if you’ve spotted the signs of flame rollout (singed components and discolored furnace cover) you need to contact an HVAC tech ASAP.
Don’t see the signs? Then read on to learn what helps to prevent flame rollout…
If you haven’t spotted any red flags suggesting rollout problems, let’s keep it that way.
Tips on how to keep your furnace safe from flame rollout include:
If you’ve spotted a sign of flame rollout or if you’re ready to schedule your furnace maintenance, we’re ready to help.
Schedule your appointment today and we’ll send a professional over ASAP to keep you and your home safe.