Home Heating Safety
It’s getting cold outside and it is time to turn on the heat. Heating equipment — especially portable space heaters, fireplaces and wood stoves — require careful use and proper maintenance. If you’re using a portable space heater, read the label to make sure it has been tested for safety. Place space heaters at least three feet away from anything that can burn, such as furniture, curtains, bedspreads, trashcans, etc. If you plan to use your fireplace this winter, have it inspected by a professional chimney sweep who will fix any cracks, blockages and leaks and clean out any build-up in the chimney that could start a fire.
Click here to learn more tips from the Home Safety Council to help you heat your home safely during the winter months.