12 Heating Safety Tips This Holiday Season
Tis the season for sharing stories of one very large and jolly man. He sports a red suit, white beard and black boots on his way to visit. Arriving on a snow-covered roof in his present-filled sled, his plan to slide down the chimney becomes real in little ones’ minds. The story never gets “old” even if you feel you’re getting there.
This time of year is also when cold weather creates a need for most families to look for alternative heat sources to help keep little elves of their own not only nice and toasty warm but most importantly safe. The National Fire Prevention Association reports half of home heating equipment fires are reported during the months of December, January and February. This just shows how important it is to have your heating equipment serviced by a heating repair professional.
Here are a few tips to remember this Holiday Season to keep your family safe when using traditional space heaters:
- Do not use extension cords
- Be sure to turn off when going to bed
- Never run without an adult in the room
- Place on a sturdy, level, nonflammable surface
- All combustible materials should remain at a safe distance
- Do not leave in the “on” position for an extended period
- Hot cords should not be placed under carpets or across doorways
- Allow heater to cool completely before touching as unit may be extremely hot
- Keep children at least three feet away from the hot grate by creating a “kid-free” zone
- Call in a heating repair contractor immediately if signs of discoloration occurs on any items in the heater’s vicinity
- Outlets should be periodically checked for signs of heat (dark marks) or a worn appearance caused by arching
- When using liquid based heaters, such as gas or kerosene, be sure you are using the right fuel and make sure the area is vented
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