With the winter season in full swing, the use of heating equipment is on the rise. However, the coldest
season of the year is also one of the most dangerous for home fire risk due to the very appliances that keep us warm during these chilly months. In fact, according to the NFPA, half of home heating equipment fires are reported during the months of December, January, and February. Thankfully, the NFPA has released an extensive list of heater safety tips that, if followed, can help to ensure a safe and cozy winter season this year.
Among the tips include:
- Test smoke alarms monthly
- Have a three foot “kid-free zone” around open fires and space heaters
- Have heating equipment and chimneys cleaned and inspected every year by a qualified professional