Holiday Safety Tips for Heating Your Home

heatingHomeowners must ensure their homes are safe. However, many homeowners fail to realize the dangers associated with heating.

According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), home heating mishaps account for as many as 500 deaths, 1,300 injuries, and a quarter of a billion dollars in property damage each year in the United States.

Home Heating Safety Tips

A space heater, like any other tool, can be an important part of your holiday heating plan. It can be difficult to keep the house warm with holiday guests or parties. There are some important points to remember when selecting supplemental heat sources such as space heaters.

You should choose a space heater for indoor use

It can be tempting just to grab a patio heater to heat your dining room for the holiday party. However, this is a dangerous idea and could prove to be very dangerous. The fuel source for heaters meant for outdoor use is often gasoline or kerosene. Homeowners should not use these heaters indoors. The way these heaters vent exhaust can make your home dangerous and could potentially lead to the release of poisonous gases like carbon monoxide.

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