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Indoor Safety

The following tips from the Electrical Safety Foundation International and Touchstone Energy® can help you use electricity safely around your home.

  • Have a licensed, qualified heating technician service your furnace or heating system.
  • Change heating system filters to keep air passing through.
  • Replace batteries in your smoke detectors and carbon monoxide alarms.
  • Don’t use electrical appliances around wet areas like bathtubs or sinks.
  • Dry your hands before using electrical appliances.
  • Keep electric heaters on level surfaces and 6-8 feet from furniture, curtains and drapes.

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