Fireplace safety

  • Keep a glass or metal screen in front of the fireplace to prevent embers or sparks from jumping out.
  • Do not burn paper in your fireplace.
  • Put the fire out before you go to sleep or leave your home.
  • Put ashes in a metal container with a lid, outside, at least 3 feet from your home.
  • Maintain heating equipment and chimneys by having them cleaned and inspected each year by a professional.
  • Make Sure to Follow These Important Tips Before You Plug In


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Four Home Heating Tips to Live By

1. KEEP ANYTHING THAT CAN BURN at least three feet away from a heating source.

2. HAVE YOUR HEATING SYSTEM inspected annually.

3. KEEP VENTS CLEAR of dust and debris.

4. INSTALL CARBON MONOXIDE (CO) alarms to avoid the risk of CO poisoning.