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LEAP helps Colorado stay safe this winter with heating tips PDF Print E-mail
Written by Holyoke Enterprise   

Home heating is a saving grace this time of year. One of the best feelings during the dead of winter is coming home to a warm house after spending time in the biting cold. But for as much comfort as home heating provides, it also exposes people to certain safety hazards.

According to the American Red Cross, home heating is one of the leading causes of house fires in the U.S. The people at LEAP—or the Low-income Energy Assistance Program, the Colorado Department of Human Service’s low-income energy assistance program to help people pay winter home heating costs—understand the importance of keeping warm during these next few months. They want to make sure everyone keeps warm safely.

“There are several easy steps people can take to make sure they’re using home heating equipment in a safe way this winter,” LEAP manager Aggie Berens said. “We encourage everyone to pay attention to their home heating this time of year so they can avoid any accidents or safety risks.”

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Holyoke Enterprise January 30, 2014