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Tips for a Safe Warm Winter

Published On: Nov 12 2012 08:02:26 PM CST
REDDING, Calif -

Cold weather season is here and there are some precautions you can take to prevent a fire or other dangers in your home.

House fires usually happen because of heating equipment and unsafe practices.

Here are some tips that will help you stay warm and safe this winter season:

• Never use an outdoor heater indoors. Outdoor heaters release carbon monoxide, which could kill you.
• Never heat your home with a kitchen oven , they can easily overheat and catch fire.
• And never store materials around heaters.

Gibson Heating say that the most common problem they see is stuff being too close to heaters.

" Don't store flammable materials in front or near a furnace, a wallheater or a furnace in a closet or furnace in the garage but a lot of times I see people put flammable materials or brooms, paper goods in or close to a furnace,” says Jay Gibson, of Gibson Heating and Air Conditioning.

It’s also important to remember to change your filters every 3 to 6 months. And always check for small cracks on heaters. Remember to always have carbon monoxide detectors in your house.