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“A burning air conditioner has temporarily displaced about 30 students from a Mississippi State University dormitory. The air conditioner malfunctioned Sunday on the fifth floor of Cresswell Hall.

University spokesperson Sid Salter says the unit began smoking in a restroom, but that sprinklers and other fire suppression systems did not activate. Mississippi State has moved the students to a local hotel. Salter says repairs could be finished in about a week, allowing students to return.”

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Situations like the one above show the importance and need for regular HVAC maintenance. Had that particular AC unit been inspected, it’s likely an issue would have been detected. Fortunately, no injuries or serious damage occurred. However, that’s not always the case when an HVAC system malfunctions.

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