The Best Approach to Defective Furnaces
by R. E. "SKYS" Sykes
you have a Consolidated Industries H-Series furnace in your home, you need to
give serious thought to replacing it immediately. The US Consumer Product Safety Commission
issued an alert several years ago for these furnaces. Look for names like Premier, Amana, Carrier
and others. They were manufactured under
the name of Consolidated Industries and some models were identified as
potential fire hazards. The problem
became more severe when Consolidated Industries went into bankruptcy and
replacement parts became unavailable.
Whedon, a licensed certified fire investigator
reports that a number of the Consolidated Industries H-series furnaces were
poorly designed and represent both a fire hazard and a carbon monoxide hazard.
immediate replacement of all these units.
He can be contacted directly for additional
information at 909.352.2780 or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
inspectors who belong to the California Real Estate Inspection Association
(CREIA) are aware of the hazards of these units and also recommend
replacement. Most contractors as well
are recommending replacement of this unit.
Prudent buyers would insist that these units be replaced or that a licensed heating contractor inspect and put in writing
that the unit is safe to operate.
Information such as this, which could literally save your life, is just
one more reason to rely on professional real estate brokers. They are paid to know about problems like
this . . . and to save you money . . . and to ensure your safety.