Heating Systems and the Fire Risks Associated
With cold weather rolling in, so is an increased fire risk. Why, you may ask? Home heating systems or temporary heating systems cause serious fire risks and are one of the higher causes of fires in homes. Here are a few tips for you before the cold weather fully hits and heating becomes a must.
- Make sure that your electric or temporary heater is not plugged into a power strip. It should always be plugged directly into a wall
- Do not leave a electric heater unattended
- Inspect HVAC systems to make sure that there is no faulty wiring
- Change the filters in your system
To add another level of safety be sure to have smoke alarms installed in your home and test them regularly. Having a home fire extinguisher is another must have item to keep you and your family safe. Please see the link below for more tips on how to make sure you are ready for this winter.
Information sourced from: https://www.esfi.org/resource/space-heater-safety-tips-146