MIAMI--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Electric heaters without reliable safety protection in Central Heating and Air Conditioning Systems cause fires in hundreds of homes and buildings each year. "Although they may bear safety certification labels, these heaters do not have reliable overheating cut-off safety protection and continue to needlessly expose many users to danger and property loss that can be easily avoided,” warns Warren Technology. “Newly developed overheating fail-safe thermal cut-off fuse link devices are now available which are cost efficient and provide reliable protection against these fires.”
Doug McConnell, technical service manager for Warren, states: “These thermal cut-off devices are a must to shut down overheating, independent of the heater’s internal supply air temperature-limiting cycling controls.” The internal cycling controls, also known as “klixons”, are not safety devices, their manufacturer specifically warning against reliance upon them for the “protection of persons and property". They are well-known to wear-out and fail to switch off heaters any time during the life span of the equipment. This creates hazardous overheating, which can cause A/C components and surrounding surfaces to ignite fires without warning.
The new fail-safe thermal cut-off fuse link devices, developed specifically for this application by Warren, have been tested for years and are proven to be reliable and effective for safety protection. “Reports of unit damage and fires have been totally eliminated by these devices,” says McConnell. Warren incorporates these fail-safe thermal fuse links into all of its heaters. Models are available for field installation in all central system equipment brands.
Most consumers are not aware of the risks involved with unprotected heaters and have not been given the choice of alternative designs for those installed in their homes and buildings A/C equipment. Consumers, as well as distributors and installers, can now make informed decisions to avoid the risks.
For their safety, protection and peace of mind, home and building owners are advised to consult with their service and maintenance providers to have their A/C equipment upgraded with heaters incorporating fail-safe devices.
Warren Technology (www.warrenhvac.com) has provided advanced heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning products for more than 50 years.
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