As temperatures begin to drop, many homeowners find themselves turning up the thermostat during brisk mornings and before they head to bed for the night. This year, before you turn on your heater, have McQuerry’s 24 Hour Heating come look at your heating system and have heating repair done. This simple action may save your life and your home this winter.
The Leading Cause of House Fires
The U.S. Fire Administration reports that heating is one of the top causes of house fires nationwide, especially during the winter months. In order to keep themselves and their homes warm, many people use a variety of devices, such as fireplaces, home heating systems, and space heaters that could potentially cause a detrimental house fire, injuries, and even death.
You can easily reduce this high risk by having heating repair done on your heater before you start using it regularly and taking other protective measures. For example, if you choose to use a space heater, never leave your home with it turned on, and keep it at least three feet away from anything flammable. Space heaters cause approximately 90,000 house fires each year so be careful with these devices and use other heating methods with care.
Protect Your Home and Your Safety
Don’t go any longer without having heating repair done by us at McQuerry’s 24-Hour Heating. Contact us at 636-225-0087 to schedule St. Louis, MO heater maintenance and repair to protect the safety of your home and your loved ones this winter.
Source: WMCTV, “Heating the Home is Lead Cause of Fires During Colder Months,” Anna Marie-Hartman, Nov. 12, 2013