Among the most prominent causes of a fire in an enclosed space are those caused by an electrical device being ignited due to a fault in the primary operating source: electricity.
Among these devices deployed in residential and formal business spaces are air conditioners with a single split unit, which may be a source of danger more than others; Because it contains a pressure unit to distribute Freon gas responsible for cooling, which poses a great danger in the event of fire or intense sparks that cause its explosion, and in our next report we will address the most important reasons that may make air conditioners a source of fires in closed places and how to pay attention to them and deal with them.
According to official statistics, the most prominent of which is the statistic of the causes of fires published by the American Fire and Fire Administration website, that 47% of the total home fires were due to the ignition and explosion of air conditioners. 40% to 60%, and therefore it is necessary to pay attention to the primary causes of air conditioner fires.
Among the reasons that may cause damage to the air conditioner is neglecting to clean the device externally and internally periodically, especially in places close to sand and dense dust, and the important parts to clean are the internal air filters and internal air blades, and for the external device, cleaning the main fan and filters for air pipes is important.
And if dust and impurities accumulate inside the air pipes of the device, it will lead to clogging, and then one of its other parts may malfunction and cause a failure in the electrical connection, which is the beginning of the danger of ignition, and the basic advice is to work on cleaning the device periodically every period of a maximum of 4 weeks.
One of the main reasons for the burning of air conditioners is a disturbance in the flow of electric current coming from the main source to the air conditioner unit, and these disturbances are usually either low or high, which may happen automatically from the source, and may pose a risk of burning or malfunctioning internal components, and for this it is important Ensure that all cables connected to the air conditioner are strong and in good condition.
Consult an electrician to find out the amount of energy that the air conditioner operates on and the amount of energy coming from the source, and make sure that there is a safety switch “cutting” connected between the air conditioner and the main source. The air conditioner burns out, but the safety switch usually stops the current from the air conditioner only, and then you can turn it on after the power returns in minutes.