With all the recent inclement weather here in New Hampshire and a major snowstorm in progress here, I would like to warn people about some dangers connected to alternative heat sources.
Many here in New Hampshire have, of necessity, installed alternative heat sources in our homes in case we lose power. Some have wood stoves, pellet stoves, gas stoves or fireplaces and some have generators or a combination. Whatever you have for backup heat, please be sure you use it with the safety of your family in mind.
Improper ventilation of these type of alternative heat sources can lead to carbon monoxide poisoning. If you have a wood stove or fireplace be sure your flue works properly and the chimney is cleaned at least once a year. If you have a pellet stove or gas stove or fireplace, be sure there are no obstructions around the vent (especially snow which tends to pile up in a storm) If you have a generator, be sure to keep it at least ten feet from the outside of your home, away from doors and windows as the fumes can get into the home and build up without your knowledge.
Be careful and stay warm this winter.
Judy Tuscano, REALTOR
Your NH Real Estate Professional
Prudential Verani Realty
603-498-2263 cell phone