Each season presents its own unique home fire safety concerns. In winter, you depend heavily on your heating appliances. Remember:

  • Keep your furnace clean and check that the pilot light is working.
  • If you use a space heater, keep it away from combustible materials.
  • Make sure the wiring is sound.
  • Have all alternative heating sources such as a wood stove examined by an expert to make sure they are functioning properly.
  • Do not use the oven for heating.
  • Clean and check fireplaces and chimneys regularly.