Heating Safety

Winter is coming – make sure your furnace is ready!

Change your air filter before heating season begins. Get an annual furnace check up (try our friends at A&E Heating & Cooling or another reputable service center). Test your carbon monoxide detector. Keep the area around your furnace and all heating appliances (like hot water tanks, stoves and fireplaces) clear, make sure kids stay clear of these areas and do not store gasoline and other flammable liquids like paint out of the area, too.  These are just a few tips to help keep you and your family safe (see below for more).

Heating fires are a leading cause of home fire deaths.  Half of the home heating fire deaths resulted from fires that started when something that could burn was too close to the heating equipment. 

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