Temperatures are dropping as winter creeps closer so I thought a timely topic would be home heating safety. The rising cost of gas has left many people using other methods of heating their homes.

Fireplaces, wood burning stoves, gas or electric space-heaters are among the most popular alternatives to furnace heating. Each of these can pose major fire-hazard risks. FEMA has an online fire safety guide, please take a moment to read over it.

In addition to safe heating, another winter concern is the inability to pay utility bills. In Kansas, there is a Cold Weather Rule that is in effect from Nov. 1st – March 31st of each year. This is to ensure that you do not have to face the dangers of a heatless winter. Please visit the Kansas Corporation Commission Website for more information.