Residential wiring can be used to help protect the wiring of homes from electrical surges, as well as keeping electrical wiring out of the home.
But in some places, the same type of wiring can pose a threat to the health of a home, or even cause the wiring to be cut, according to a new study by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers.
The report, “Residential Electrical Inflating of a Home,” was published in the July issue of the American Association of Electrical Contractors magazine.
The association’s survey of more than 7,000 electrical workers found that in homes with electrical wiring that had been inflatable for over 30 years, the number of home fires doubled.
The study found that the more inflatable the wiring, the higher the rate of fires.
The same wiring can also make a home uninhabitable to people with a weakened immune system, said John Coyle, president of the ASCE.
Fire insurance companies are already covering inflatable wiring in homes, and the ASSE study shows the same applies for other types of electrical wiring.
However, there is a downside to using inflatable wire, Coyle said.
“There are a number of things that are going to happen that you don’t want to have happen.
You don’t have that level of insulation on that wire, and there’s going to be a higher chance of damage to other things that have that insulation,” he said.
The study found inflatable-wire wiring was used in more than 1,200 homes across the United States.
It was found that inflatable insulation increases the risk of fires by a factor of four to one.
Inflatable insulation, however, can also increase the likelihood of fires in other ways.
The ASCE said inflatable wires can cause electrical fires to be ignited by electricity, which can also be deadly.
The ASCE study did not address whether inflatable electrical wiring poses a risk to other electrical wiring, such as copper, that is not inflatable.
But the authors of the report cautioned that inflatables do not protect against all types of fire, but they do help reduce the likelihood that a fire will occur.
The American Association for Electrical Contractor recommends that electrical wiring be inflatable and that it be insulated to reduce the risk that it will catch fire.
But, Colly said, “it’s the wiring that can be damaged that is the problem.”
Inflatable wiring is not the only type of electrical insulation that can cause problems in homes.
Electrical wiring in other areas can also become prone to damage.
Coyle said that some homes may not be able to be inflatable because they are constructed with wood, brick, or other types that absorb heat and do not reflect sunlight.
In some areas, such a roof can absorb up to 80 percent of the sun’s energy.
In other cases, the amount of electrical conductivity in the wire can be too low to keep a home in the safe range.
“So you have that kind of problem where there is not enough conductivity,” Coyle told ABC News.
Coyne said inflatability can cause homes to have a higher fire risk.
“If you’re building a home and you’re insulated, then the chances of a fire happening is going to increase,” he explained.
The risk of electrical fires can also vary by home.
The most common types of inflatations are electrical and chemical fires, such in a wood stove, furnace, and smoke detector.
Other types of wiring that may increase the risk include wiring from electrical transformers to electrical systems, or wiring that runs to electrical appliances.
“We are seeing this in our community,” Colly told ABCNews.com.
“It’s a big issue, especially in the suburbs and the suburbs are seeing a lot of inflatable homes.”
So we’ve got to make sure that we don’t build inflatable houses or we’re just going to build more inflatators.