Winter Weather Safety Tips

With cold temperatures, it is important to remember home heating safety tips.

  • Keep anything that can burn at least 3 feet from heating equipment such as a furnace, fireplace, wood stove, or space heater.
  • Never use the oven to warm a room.
  • Use the proper fuel designed for your fuel-burning space heater.
  • Turn portable heaters off when you leave the room or go to bed.
  • Have heating equipment and chimneys cleaned and inspected every year.
  • Install and maintain carbon monoxide detectors.
  • Test smoke alarms at least once a month.
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