Looking Out for Your Home: Heating Safety

In 2011, according to the National Fire Protection Association, heating equipment was involved in an estimated 53,600 reported U.S. home structure fires, with associated losses of 400 deaths, 1,520 injuries, and $893 million in direct property damage. These fires accounted for 14% of all reported home fires. And these numbers rise with exceptional the brutal and further-reaching winters seen in more recent years. Here are some tips to keep in mind when heating your home to avoid home fires. [Read more…]