AS THE WEATHER COOLS, A REMINDER ABOUT FURNACE SAFETY

AS THE WEATHER COOLS, A REMINDER ABOUT FURNACE SAFETY

As the weather gets cooler, we will start heating our homes for the crisp desert winter months. Reporter Mike Lipsitz says the County Fire Department has some furnace safety tips…
San Bernardino County Fire offers the following tips before real cold weather arrives. Change furnace filters now to keep equipment running efficiently and safely. Furniture and drapes placed over heating vents can catch fire. Equip your home with working smoke detectors and fire extinguishers. That includes installing, testing and maintaining these devices in accordance with manufacturer’s instructions. An approved smoke detector with fresh batteries doubles your chances of surviving a home fire. Never use a charcoal-burning barbecue or heater indoors. When burned indoors, charcoal produces deadly amounts of carbon monoxide gas that is odorless, tasteless, and invisible. Charcoal-burning devices are for outdoor use only.

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