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Indoor electrical safety tips for homeowners

Electrical systems and the electricity used in your home can pose a number of different safety risks. As a result, we’ve compiled a list of several important indoor electrical safety rules to follow to keep you and your family protected. 


  • Have a licensed, qualified heating technician service your furnace or heating system. 
  • Change heating system filters as recommended to keep air passing through. 
  • Replace batteries in your smoke detectors and carbon monoxide alarms.  
  • Don’t use electrical appliances around wet areas like bathtubs or sinks.
  • Dry your hands before using electrical appliances.
  • Keep electric heaters on level surfaces and 6-8 feet from furniture, curtains and drapes.


Find more useful information about how to stay safe around electricity from our other safety pages:

Overhead power line safety

Power lines and cars

Generator safety

Stay safe during an outage


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