Stories tagged with: Alternative Heat

January 21, 2014 - 5:58am
26 weeks 4 days ago

The State Fire Marshal's Office warns residents to stay safe during this round of winter weather. 

The Fire Marshal reminds Ohioans that there is an increased risk for home fires when weather turns bad. 

Marshal Larry Flowers said following basic tips can protect yourself and your family when the weather strikes.

For those using alternative heaters make sure to keep them at least three feet away from anything combustible. Heaters should have tip switches which...

December 11, 2013 - 6:30pm
32 weeks 2 days ago

Space Heaters warm up our homes, attics or basements but you need to be sure you are using them safely.

You should never leave a space heater on when you are not home and do not place them too close to furniture, cloth or other people.

"They are safe as long as you are using them appropriately,” explained ZFD Firefighter, Donavon Jadwin. “You want to make sure you are following the manufactures recommendations, keeping them at least three feet away from anything...

December 11, 2013 - 6:19pm
32 weeks 2 days ago

Arctic temperatures have arrived and with only a few weeks until from the official start of winter, the colder air seems to be here to stay.

The good news is . . . there are various methods to keep your home warm and wallet thick.

"The main thing with keeping your house warm in the winter is air loss,” explained Dale Bailey, a salesman at the Sunrise Do-It Center. “Heat loss from air flow, so you need to check around your windows and doors for air flow, make sure...

January 23, 2013 - 3:48pm
1 year 26 weeks ago

Cold temperatures have many cranking up the heat.

Some may even turn to alternative heating sources such as electric or kerosene heaters or wood burning stoves. The Red Cross said that they haven't been called to many fires lately and hope that people are getting the message to be careful when using these heating sources.

"Keep everything 3ft or more away from clothing, blankets, pets, papers and put in on a hard surface, like a piece of tile or something," said...

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