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What is the Difference Between HVAC Dampers and Fire Dampers?

When discussing your building plan with contractors, it is essential to note what dampers are necessary throughout the structure. Your HVAC (heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning) specialist may suggest fire dampers to you, depending on what type of building you have. What exactly is the difference between HVAC dampers and fire dampers? What Do HVAC Dampers […]

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What to Know About Water Heaters and Backdrafting

When we initially hear about backdrafting, we might think about fires and explosions. Backdrafting regarding water heaters may not be as dramatic as movie production, but the concept is similar. So, let’s look at what backdrafting is concerning water heaters and why it is essential to know about it. What is Backdrafting? Backdrafting is when […]

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5 Things You Didn’t Know About Smoke Dampers

Smoke dampers, like fire dampers, are part of your overall HVAC (heating, venting, and air conditioning) fire defense system. They protect your building in case of a fire or smoke event. While they serve a potential life and building-saving purpose, we do not think about them except when they are pulled into service. Read on to […]

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Fire Dampers Based on Your Site’s Architecture

When designing a building, architects need to take many things into account. The way a building looks is one of the primary concerns, for certain. Just as important, though, is making it safe for the occupants and for those that are nearby. With that in mind, let’s take a look at the passive fire protection […]

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Smoke Dampers and Indoor Air Quality

When reviewing building schematics, it is always important to verify that fire regulations are being followed and that your home or building is up to code with fire dampers and smoke dampers in place. While these dampers are essential to keep occupants unhurt in case of a fire, they also play a part in keeping […]

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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 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 simple little item […]

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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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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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What are the Different Types of Dampers?

When reviewing the many things necessary in setting up your HVAC system, you will come to the pivotal question of what kind of damper to have installed. Automatic, manual, parallel, opposed, balance, bypass, and fire dampers – all the choices can be dizzying for the layperson! So, let’s look at all the different types by […]

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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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