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7 Things You Want to Know About Fire Dampers

When fire strikes, the last thing we want to consider is how our HVAC (heating, venting, and air-conditioning) system, including fire dampers, works to stop the spread. But we are beyond grateful that it operates in such a manner to slow down and stop the fire from creating a mass casualty event, thanks to a […]

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Backdrafting and Furnaces – The Hidden Danger

Backdrafting may be something you think of in relation to fires. While it is indeed a common term within firefighting to describe when a fire has consumed all available fuel and then suddenly explodes when more oxygen is available, it is also a term used when discussing large household appliances and HVAC (heating, venting, and […]

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CRD boots

What are CRDs and CRD Boots?

When your home or business is being constructed, you depend on your contractors and expert team to create the safest building possible. With that in mind, they will be utilizing CRDs and CRD boots as part of their disaster protection plan. You’re not alone if you’re in the dark about what CRDs and CRD boots […]

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Mastering Fire Dampers: Unveiling 6 Types and Their Impact

When contemplating the essential components for your HVAC system configuration, dampers play a vital role. Dampers, including various types of dampers such as automatic dampers, manual dampers, parallel dampers, opposed dampers, balance dampers, bypass dampers, and fire dampers, become a crucial consideration. The pivotal question arises about the type of dampers to install. The plethora […]

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fire dampers

The History of Fire Dampers

In 2020, a fire department responded to a structure fire on average every 23 seconds. However, thanks to the tremendous strides made in the invention of fire suppression devices, losses from those fires have been mitigated. One of the crucial weapons in the battle against fires is how we construct our HVAC (Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning). […]

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HVAC in winter weather

Get Your HVAC Ready for the Winter Weather

As everyone soaks up the last bit of summer, it’s crucial to start preparing for the winter weather. Some people wait until they need to switch on the heat before thinking about preparing their system, but by preparing for the winter weather now, you’re giving yourself plenty of time to ensure there are no issues. […]

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Flanged Brick Vent

Brick Vents: What They Are and Why You Need Them

Brick has always been a popular choice for construction, and that won’t change. Apart from providing great visual appeal, bricks are sturdy. However, moisture can get trapped between bricks and accumulate mold and moss, which can damage the structure. That’s where brick vents come in handy. What Are Brick Vents? Brick vents allow for airflow […]

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