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Iowa Department of Public Safety
215 East 7th Street
Des Moines, Iowa 50319

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For immediate release: Alex Murphy
  Public Information Officer
Investigative Operations
Iowa Department of Public Safety
Friday, February 28, 2014

(515) 443-3014 - cell
(515) 725-6189 - office

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General Rules for Heating Your Home

  1. Select heating equipment that is rated by the manufacturer for the size space you intend to heat.

  2. Have any installation done by a professional, if possible, and make sure all fuel- burning equipment is vented to the outside.

  3. Keep your heating equipment and anything that can burn at least 3 feet apart.

  4. Have your heating equipment inspected and cleaned every fall just before heating season.

  5. Never use or store flammable or combustible liquids near or in rooms with heaters.

  6. Make sure your heating equipment is allowed in your community.

  7. Install carbon monoxide alarms in your home.

  8. Cooking appliances should not be used to heat a home.


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If you have questions about heating safety, contact the State Fire Marshal Division at 515-725-6145 or e-mail at fminfo@dps.state.ia.us.





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