According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) heating equipment is the second-leading cause of U.S. home fires and the third-leading cause of home fire deaths. More than half (53 percent) of all home heating fire deaths resulted from fires that began when heating equipment was too close to things that can burn, such as upholstered furniture, clothing, mattresses or bedding.
Before you cozy up next to your trusty space heater, consider these safety tips from NFPA:
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Water expands when it freezes which could mean trouble for your water pipes. Busted water supply lines can be a costly problem for property owners. Here are some tips to prevent frozen pipes during extreme cold temperatures: