Combustion Equipment Safety

    Research output: NRELFact Sheet


    Combustion appliances that use fuels like natural gas, propane, oil, kerosene, or wood can be more efficient and effective at heating than electricity. However, careful installation is required to ensure safe and efficient operation. This fact sheet addresses problems posed by combustion equipment and provides suggestions for furnaces and water heaters, unvented space heaters and fireplaces, andstoves and ovens. Installation, combustion closet design, causes of and prevention of backdrafting are also covered.
    Original languageAmerican English
    Number of pages4
    StatePublished - 2000

    NREL Publication Number

    • NREL/FS-810-26464

    Other Report Number

    • DOE/GO-102000-0784


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