As the Florida heat begins to subside the time to layer up and maybe even started warming up our homes has begun. Whether you choose to use a fireplace, space heater, or candles to make your home more comfortable we encourage you to exercise caution. According to the National Fire Prevention Association (NFPA) home heating equipment is one of the leading causes of house fires in the US. In a study conducted by the NFPA from 2014 to 2018 they found that space heaters were responsible for 44% of home fires in the US, and fireplaces accounted for 29%. Housewarming equipment is wonderful during the cold months, but please remember to be careful. Check out the following tips below that can help you brush up on how to use housewarming equipment safely:
At Brooks, LeBoeuf, Foster & Gwartney we hope that you and your loved ones stay warm and safe this winter. To see the New York Times about space heaters we referenced Click Here. To read the Ready.Gov page on Home Fires where we found our information on fireplace safety Click Here. To explore more on candle safety, Click Here to see the NFPA’s flyer on candles. To learn more about the house fire study conducted by the NFPA Click Here. To read more of our blog posts Click Here.