Winter Heating Safety Reminders

winter home heating

Now that the first snow has fallen across the state, it’s a great time to talk winter heating. Keeping our homes warm and families safe is a number one priority. Here are some safety reminders to brush up on to make this winter a toasty, snuggly, enjoyable one.

Always Play it Safe

There are some common rules to help maintain safety over the winter months:

  • Don’t leave candles burning and unattended,
  • Monitor children as they play and keep them 3ft or more away from any fire or heat source
  • Never heat your home with an oven

Equipment Maintenance & Repair

We talk about it a lot, but it’s because it’s so important. Maintaining and making necessary repairs to heating equipment, fireplaces, and even smoke and CO alarms are very important.

As a homeowner, you should have a regular schedule for these services to provide a sense of security. Don’t put off important repairs or skip them. We recommend a fall HVAC tune-up appointment before the start of the cold season when you’ll be starting your system back up. It’s a good idea to change batteries in your smoke alarms every year on a regular basis, for example when you turn the clocks back.

Use Your Nose

An indication that there might an issue comes in the form of a smell. Since propane has an odorant added to it that smells like rotten eggs, it’s easy to quickly detect that a leak might be present. Acting quickly to turn off the gas, getting out of the house and reporting the issue is key.

Choose a dependable energy source for your home heating this winter. As an Arbor Energy oil or propane delivery customer, you can rest assured your family will stay warm through the upcoming cold months.