How To Fireproof Your Virginia Home This Winter

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Virginia is said to have a “goldilocks climate”- not too hot, not too cold. We're not sure if this is true anymore.  According to the Baltimore office of the National Weather Service, Virginia set a new heat record this October for 96 degrees! Thank goodness it's feeling more like fall now.

But not for long. The Farmers' Almanac predicts a wintery ride of highs and extreme lows deemed a "Polar Coaster". Your home needs to be safe and snug! 

 

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Winter is show time for your heating systems!

And that equipment is a leading cause of home fires. Did you know in 2014, U.S. fire departments responded to an estimated 367,500 house structure fires? The majority of those occur in December, January and February. 

We know from decades of experience here at NNINS that fire loss is the most costly of insurance claims. The good news is it’s also the most avoidable. Common reasons for home fires are dirty chimneys and wood stoves and fireplaces that need maintenance. No problem! Our guides will get your heating systems in tip-top shape. Here’s a little teaser:

 

 

 

So stay tuned. We'll start with a bit of final prep and shore up the nooks and crannies inside. Then we'll make sure your heating systems and extra heating equipment are ready to keep your family safe and toasty. We'll also show you the best ways to keep your home's air healthy for the whole family.  Come January, you’ll be whipping up a big batch Williamsburg hot cocoa and enjoying your winter with warm and protected peace of mind! 

 

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