In 1993 and 1994, the province of British Columbia issued disconnect orders for the following specific types of panel:

  • All Aztec-Flexel panels rated 22 watts per square foot;
  • All Thermaflex panels rated 22 watts per square foot; and
  • All Flexwatt panels type R17C20H240 rated 20 watts per panel section.

In addition, a ban on all new installations of radiant ceiling heating panels over 18 watts per square foot was issued in March 1994. These actions were triggered by a number of fire incidents across Canada that involved these types of panel.

If you have radiant ceiling heating panels installed prior to 1995 you should have them inspected by a licensed electrical contractor. If they are one of the types listed above, have them disconnected from the power source.

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