Home Heating Safety

As the chilly weather creeps in, we all want to make our homes warm and snug. Here are some tips to ensure your home stays cozy without any risks:

  • Inspect your Heating Systems: Before firing up your furnace, heat pump, or fireplace, give them a thorough check. Look for any signs of damage or blockages. Heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems should be inspected by a licensed professional annually.
  • Clear the Area: Keep all flammable items like curtains, furniture, and rugs at a safe distance from heat sources to prevent potential fire hazards.
  • Test Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Detectors: Regularly test and replace batteries in smoke and carbon monoxide detectors to ensure they’re in top working condition.
  • Supervise Space Heaters: If you’re using a space heater, never leave it unattended. Turn it off when you leave the room or go to bed.
  • Keep Kids and Pets in Mind: Children and pets are naturally curious. Use protective barriers around heaters and fireplaces to prevent accidental contact or burns.

Stay warm and safe!

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