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As we head from summer to fall and the temperatures begin to cool most people are thinking about pumpkin spice and Halloween. While those are definitely things to look forward to, it’s important to remember that we’re going to begin depending on electrical systems and appliances more and more. To ensure your home is as safe as possible during the winter months ahead, here are a few fall safety tips from Nies Electric:

 

Use Space Heaters Carefully:

Space heaters are an easy way to heat up a room without having to use your heating system. It’s a good way to save money on your energy bills, especially if you don’t need to heat the whole house. That said, the can also become a safety hazard if not used properly. Never plug your space heater into an extension cord and make sure nothing flammable is near.

 

Check Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Detectors:

Test the batteries and make sure all are working properly.

 

Check Outdoor Lighting:

Motion sensors, pathway lighting, accented lighting, and more needs to be inspected for security reasons. As it continues to grow dark earlier and earlier throughout the fall and winter, it’s important to check outdoor safety lighting.

 

Inspect All Wiring:

Check your electrical panels and your indoor and outdoor wiring. Things get dry in the fall and winter and faulty wires are dangerous.

 

Hire A Professional:

Contact Nies Electric to schedule a fall maintenance check!