(Provided by Steven Nameroff - Monday, March 03, 2014)
1. Fireplace If starting a fire, make sure the damper is open, and that you have a screen heavy enough to stop rolling logs and to catch flying sparks. Never use 2. Space Heater 3. Kerosene Heater Always allow the heater to cool before refueling. 4.Portable Generators
When your power goes out, it can often leave you stranded without heat. Here are four alternative heating methods, and tips on how to safely implement them.
The creosote buildup in the chimney of a fireplace calls for regular cleanings and inspections. Any sort of obstruction or crack may cause a deadly chimney and roof fire. Never burn trash, paper or greenwood in your fireplace, because they can cause heavy creosote build up and create fires that are quite difficult to control.
Make sure that any space heater you buy has been evaluated by a recognized laboratory. Never plug your space heater into an extension chord or power strip, and always unplug it when
Make sure to only buy laboratory-evaluated heaters, and never fill the heater with gasoline or stove fuel.
Although portable generators are useful for temporary power, they’re quite hazardous. The primary dangers are carbon monoxide poisoning, electric shock, and fire. Always use generators outdoors, away from doors and windows, and follow manufacturers instructions. Keep the generator dry and never plug the generator into a wall outlet.
If starting a fire, make sure the damper is open, and that you have a screen heavy enough to stop rolling logs and to catch flying sparks. Never use
2. Space Heater
3. Kerosene Heater
Always allow the heater to cool before refueling.
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