Heating Your Home Right in The Winter

There is no doubt that heating is the ninth leading cause of apartment fires after cooking.

You should keep flammable materials at least three feet away from furnaces, fireplaces, wood stoves, plus space oil furnaces in order to avoid accidents.

Ninety-9 percent of the fires that spread past the object of origin occurred because there was too much proximity between the heat source (a space heating system or fireplace) plus things that were prone to burning. In order to keep your apartment warm, you should never use an oven or stovetop. The ovens in the kitchen are not designed to heat homes; they are only meant to cook food in. An annual inspection plus cleaning of your heating method should be performed by a qualified professional. Make sure you check the area around your furnace or boiler for any signs of disfigure. In several heating equipment fires, flammable materials plus substances are kept too close to the furnace as a result of flammable materials plus substances being left nearby. You should keep trash, paint, plus other flammable materials far away from your heating method in order to prevent fires. The use of space oil furnaces should never be left unattended, nor should they be left running overnight while you are sleeping. Space oil furnaces should also be blocked directly into a wall. Do not use an extension cord or power strip as they can overheat plus cause a fire. Test smoke alarms plus carbon monoxide detectors once per month. During a Winter time storm, smoke alarms dependent on your home’s electrical service may not work while I was in a power outage. If your smoke alarm uses a back-up battery, install a new battery at least once a year.

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