Every year, there are an estimated 33,300 fires and 180 deaths linked to home heating accidents. As you might expect, the number of home fires peaks during the winter, when homeowners are looking to keep their houses heated and comfortable during the cold months.
Fortunately, there are steps you can take to make sure you’re safe when heating your home this winter:
- Schedule a furnace inspection—A yearly routine inspection of your furnace and all other fuel-burning heating systems can help ensure everything is in proper working order. This is the best way to identify potential safety issues and to address them before they cause any serious problems.
- Be careful using space heaters—While space heaters can be helpful in keeping you warm, they can also be very dangerous. Only use space heaters on flat and bare floors, away from rugs, carpets, bedding, drapes, furniture, and other flammables. And never leave the space heater on when you’re sleeping or out of the house.
- Don’t use your cooking stove to heat your home—While the gas or electric stove in your kitchen might produce a lot of heat, it’s not designed to heat your home. Using your stove as a heater can be quite dangerous.
Sanders & Johnson can help you get your home’s heating in check this winter. Whether you need Denver furnace repair, furnace installation, or maintenance, we can help. Learn more at www.SandersAndJohnson.com today.