Friday, May 2, 2014

Fire Prevention Tips for your Heating Appliances

Stony Plain's cold climate often forces heating appliances to work overtime. With extensive usage, these implements may end up causing fires. However, proper storage, use, and maintenance of these appliances would help reduce fire hazards. Here are a few fire prevention tips for Stony Plain heating devices and furnaces.

Don’t leave anything combustible such as paper or fabric near the furnace. Allow at least three feet of free space around heaters.

Keep vents clear of any furniture or rugs for air to freely circulate. Regularly clean the furnace filters, more frequently in the heating season, so that lint and other debris won't trigger combustion.

Keep children away from the heating appliances. Teach them the dangers that can happen when they play with heat or fire.

Don’t smoke near the furnace, especially when you’re tired or under the influence of alcohol. Falling asleep with a lit cigarette is a recipe for disaster.

Lastly, it is important to have licensed contractors install, replace, repair, and maintain your heaters. They use quality products and skillfully perform jobs according to standards and local codes. When you have any doubts on the efficiency of your appliances or haven’t had them checked recently, call a trusted furnace repair and replacement specialist for your safety.

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