Tips for heating fire, safety as winter approaches

Tips for heating fire, safety as winter approaches

Due to the frigid weather, home heaters are working harder than usual. This time of year, heating-related fires are the second most prevalent type of fire. As a reminder, make sure to give your heaters adequate distance and consider following these precautions to prevent home fires caused by heating.

  • Give your heaters space. Do not put anything close to any type of heater.
  • Never use an extension cord with a portable heater. Plug the heater directly into a wall outlet.
  • Make sure your portable heater is tested by an independent testing laboratory and has an automatic shut off feature if it tips over.
  • Turn portable heaters off before leaving the room or before going to bed.
  • Never permit any item to drape across heaters.
  • Clean or replace furnace filters regularly.
  • Inspect all heating equipment yearly and always hire an experienced electrician to do any necessary repair work on your baseboard heaters.

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