Lower Your Fire Risk And Heating Bill
We are just hours away from cooler temperatures, and many people will be turning on their heat for the first time.
But with the change in weather, come some new risks for fire dangers.
Gainesville Fire Rescue says a few simple housekeeping measures can make sure you stay safe as temperatures cool down.
Before turning on your heater, they advise you check your filter for dust and replace it if necessary.
They also suggest changing the batteries on your smoke detectors and making sure the entire household has a plan if a fire were to ignite.
To lower your bill Gainesville Regional Utilities says set your thermostat at 68 degrees and layer up if you're still cold.
Additionally, servicing your heater can save money and lower your fire risk.
Gainesville Fire Rescue will provide a free smoke detector to any family within the city limits who needs one.
They also provide free walk through safety checks, for more information call them at 334-5078.
More information about weatherization and bill pay assistance through GRU, call 393-1460.
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