Give your Heating Registers Some Space this Winter

Giving your heating registers some space this winter is a safety issue.  Along with safety it is a reality that will improve the efficiency of your space heaters and will ultimately save you money.  Another factor to consider is that with the cold weather upon us it can help to prevent a fire inside your apartment home.  Keeping these areas free of clutter and combustible materials is essential.

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Tips to Keep in Mind while giving your Heating Registers Some Space this Winter

Let’s remember that heating registers refers to the baseboard, side wall or other permanent heating mechanics in your apartment.  It is important to keep them free from clutter and obstructions.  It is important to allow air to circulate around them.  Move furniture bookcases, baskets and boxed away from the heaters in your apartment.

Other tips to keep Heating Registers Clear to help them do their work:
  • Any thing that can burn such as upholstered furniture, clothing, mattresses, or bedding should be moved away from any heating source/register. The National Fire Protection Service recommends keeping them at least 3 feet away.
  • Absolutely no resident is permitted to use a space heater of any kind in their  apartment home. These devices contribute to 79% of all fatal home heating fires.  Dress warmly, regulate your temperature and if you need assistance to help with fuel costs, you can apply for assistance by contacting Southern New  Hampshire Services or visit

Heating Register in apt

More Safety Tips

  • Be careful with smoking materials and never smoke in bed.
  • Keep matches and lighters where children can’t get to them.
  • Never leave cooking food unattended.  Remove pots from hot burners when you are finished cooking.
  • Replace worn electrical cords, make sure to always use power strips if additional outlets are needed.
  • Do not store flammable liquids or compressed gases (i.e. propane) in your apartment or on your balcony.
  • Do not use your balcony for storage or for grilling food.

If you are having problems with the heat in your Red Oak apartment?  Call our office right away.  We are here to help you and keep you warm all winter long.


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