If you live near bushland and have a roof mounted evaporative air conditioning unit, your home may be at risk from bushfire ember attack. Burning embers from bushfires can travel relatively long distances from the actual fire through the air. If the embers land on or near your home and there is fuel available to burn, they can start a fire. Embers can get into your house through gaps (greater than 2 mm) in the roof, walls, windows, doors and evaporative air conditioning units. Evaporative air conditioner filter pads made from cellulose material are a potential source of fuel for travelling embers. If air conditioners draw in embers and the filter pads ignite, the unit may collapse into the roof and the fire may spread throughout the house. To prevent embers entering your evaporative air conditioning unit and to protect your home from the effect of bushfires, D.F.E.S recommends that you install ember protection screens or covers.
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