(BPT) - As cooler weather descends, homes heat up and so does the risk your family could experience a home fire or carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning. According to the National Fire Protection Association, most home fires and CO poisonings occur in the winter. Besides heating appliances, seasonal activities such as increased cooking, candle usage and holiday decorations all add to the risk. In fact, the U.S. Fire Administration reports that each year winter fires claim an average of 945 lives, injure 3,825 people and cause more than $1.7 billion in property loss.
To help keep your home worry free from fire and CO this winter, the experts at Kidde Fire Safety have developed a quick check list. Answer these questions to customize your winter home improvement projects with tasks that save money, reduce a common household annoyance and increase safety.
One in four older homes needs to update fire safety equipment. How old are your alarms?
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