Safety

Best Space Heaters on Viewpoints: Safety, Comfort, Cost Are Key

Best Space Heaters on Viewpoints

CHICAGO, Oct. 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- With winter approaching, shoppers looking to buy portable space heaters should consider three models with positive reviews on Viewpoints (www.viewpoints.com). Each uses different technologies to warm the home.

Best Convection Heater:

DeLonghi Portable Oil-Filled Electric Radiator EW7707CB/CM   (rated 85/100 – $50)

Convection heaters create warmth by heating oil up to the desired temperature, allowing the warmed oil to continue heating the room. Since there's no fan or moving parts, it's a great choice for quiet spaces, like the bedroom:

One-Stop Resource for Safe and Accessible Home Design from American Standard

American Standard New Website

PISCATAWAY, N.J.  — With the number of aging homeowners on the rise and multigenerational households becoming commonplace, American Standard Brands has established an online resource that showcases a number of safe and accessible product solutions designed to provide convenience for all lifestyles and life stages.

The website, www.americanstandard.com/safe-and-accessible, offers a complete range of home design and independent living solutions — from walk-in bathtubs, zero threshold showers and wheelchair-accessible lavatories — as well as resources from the National Association of Home Builders’ (NAHB) Certified Aging in Place Specialists (CAPS) Program.

Add Safety to Your Bath With Pre-Tax Health Flexible-Spending Account Dollars

Moen Add Safety to Your Bath

North Olmsted, Ohio... In today's economy, we're all looking for ways to save, and a Health Flexible-Spending Account (FSA) is an ideal way for consumers to save significantly each year. This tax-advantaged account allows employees to set aside a portion of earnings to pay for qualified health expenses. Money is simply deducted from the employee's pay into the FSA and is not subjected to payroll taxes.

While most often used to cover traditional medical expenses, such as prescriptions and doctor visits, FSAs allow many additional purchases. According to IRS Publication 502, "you can include in medical expenses amounts you pay for special equipment installed in a home, or for improvements, if their main purpose is medical care for you, your spouse, or your dependent."

Celebrate National Bath Safety Month By Making Every Bath a Safe – and Stylish – Bath

Moen Bath Safety

North Olmsted, Ohio -- We've all envisioned our dream bath...stylish faucets and showerheads...a soaking tub...vertical spa. But how often do these dreams include bath safety items? When building or remodeling the bathroom, today's discerning homeowners often focus on style and functionality...but safety often is an overlooked element.

As we celebrate National Bath Safety Month, luckily, there are products available to accomplish both the style and safety that we desire. Moen® Home Care® offers a variety of bath safety products designed with attractive styling and quality that you've come to expect from the Moen® brand.

Atlas Plumbing & Rooter, a San Francisco Plumbing Contractor, is Offering a Special on The Little Firefighter Safety Valve

Atlas Plumbing & Rooter

San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) December 08, 2011 -- San Francisco plumbing contractor, Atlas Plumbing & Rooter is offering a special on a feature that just might save lives and property. Known as “The Little Fire Fighter,” the installation of an earthquake shut off valve can prevent a gas leak during a tremor.

San Franciscans know that the region is overdue for the next big earthquake. Precautions are taken every day and this $299 investment can prove priceless because it could save lives and property.

Christmas tree fires likely to be more serious than average home fires

NFPA Safe Holidays

NEW YORK, NY December 4, 2011 – Festive lighting, windowsill candles and ornamented Christmas trees are staples of the holidays, but these decorative items also pose a fire risk if handled improperly. In 2005-2009, on average, one of every 18 reported home Christmas tree fires resulted in a death, compared to an average of one death per 141 total home fires.

Holiday lights and other decorative lighting were involved in an estimated average of 150 home fires per year during the same time. These fires caused an average of eight civilian deaths, 14 injuries, and $8.5 million in direct property damage per year.

Gas furnace and fireplace safety tips from CSA International

CLEVELAND, Oct. 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ - As nights become longer and colder, many people will spend more time indoors with family and friends. Furnaces and fireplaces are often the go-to sources to keep homes warm and cozy. Before blasting the heat, remember the importance of conducting routine inspections and maintenance of your gas heating appliances for the upcoming winter months. Fall is a prime time to do this.

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