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Heating is a leading cause of home fires in Massachusetts. Use your home heating system and space heating appliances responsibly to keep warm and keep safe.
Read about winter home heating safety in a brochure. The brochure is available in English, Spanish, Portuguese, Chinese, Haitian Creole, Russian, and Vietnamese.
Use this Spanish/English home heating safety brochure with multi-lingual audiences. Free copies can be ordered in quantity from the Health Promotion Clearinghouse.
If you heat your home with solid fuels (coal, firewood, pellets), follow these safe practices:
Space heater fires are rare but often deadly. If you must use a space heater, follow these safe practices:
Natural gas is a safe and efficient way to cook and to heat homes and hot water. Follow these safe practices if you use natural gas:
Gas leaks can be dangerous – if you smell something like rotten eggs or you think there might be a leak,
Home heating with fuel oil is safe and efficient. Follow these safe practices if you use oil:
Heating equipment is the leading source of carbon monoxide (CO) in the home and CO is deadly. To protect your home and family from CO poisoning, follow these safety practices: