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National Fire Prevention Week | Print |
Wednesday, 08 October 2014 08:31

NATIONAL FIRE PREVENTION WEEK

October 5 through October 11, 2014

Fire safety tips for the home

    The high cost of home heating fuels and utilities have caused many Americans to search for alternate sources of home heating. The use of woodburning stoves is growing and space heaters are selling rapidly, or coming out of storage. Fireplaces are burning wood and manmade logs. All these methods of heating may be acceptable. They are, however, a major contributing factor in residential fires. Many of these fires can be prevented.

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    KEEPING SAFE — While fire safety should be emphasized throughout the year, awareness is stressed duing National Fire Prevention Week on Sunday, Oct. 5 through Saturday, Oct. 11.

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FALL HOME IMPROVEMENT | Print |
Wednesday, 10 September 2014 08:51

 FALL HOME IMPROVEMENT

Energy- and money-saving tips from Efficiency Maine

    No cost heating insulation tips: Turn down the thermostat. Consider turning down your thermostat to 55 degrees when the house is unoccupied. At night when you are sleeping, consider turning your thermostat down to 60. It is a common myth that it takes more energy to re-heat a home that has been set to a lower temperature than it does to keep the heat at a constant level. The more you turn down the heat when you don’t need it, the more you will save.

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