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Heating Safety Tips

Stay safe this Winter!

As the temperature continues to drop, more and more of us will be forced to give in and fire up your heating source.  Whether it's oil heat, propane, natural gas, or one of the various alternative heating sources we have some tips on how to stay safe this winter.

Fire safety can be a big issue in the cold winter months. Following the tips below will help to reduce fire hazards as you start the heating season, along with stay safe in the deep winter of February.



1. Make sure that your heating system has been inspected and cleaned by a licensed professional.
2. When you start your heating system for the first time this season we recommend that you open up your windows for a little while. This will allow any smell from dirt and dust accumulated over the spring and summer to escape outside.
3. For those homes with chimneys, make sure that the flue is open and obstructions are removed.
4. Try to use electric heaters sparingly. Do not keep them on when you’re not home or when you go to sleep. Make sure that the heater is at least three feet away from clothing, bedding or other flammable objects.

5. Handle propane with care. Store tanks outside and call 911 if you smell a gas leak (The smell will be similar to rotten eggs).

by:

Robert Stahelski

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