Which Holiday Decorations Are the Safest for Home Use?

It’s the time of year to start thinking about decorating your home for the holidays. When you’re putting up your holiday decorations, it’s important to keep safety in mind. The following tips can help you choose the safest holiday decorations.

Artificial Trees

Artificial Christmas trees might not give off a pleasant pine scent as real ones do, but they’re generally safer in terms of fire risks. In fact, some artificial trees are made to be fire-resistant. Live trees need to be watered regularly to lower the risk of having a fire start if they get too dry. If you do plan on putting up a live tree, make sure you don’t place it near a heat source, such as a fireplace or vent.

Holiday Lights

Before putting holiday lights on your tree or anywhere else in your home, check the wiring. Make sure you don’t have any light strings that have frayed wires, since these could be dangerous in terms of fires and electrical shock. Replace holiday lights that aren’t in good condition. You should also pay attention to whether you’re using indoor or outdoor lights as holiday decorations. If you plan to hang lights outside your home, you should only use those that are approved for outdoor use.

Candles

Lighting scented candles in holiday candle holders can give your home a festive feel, but they’re also a fire risk. Lit candles can also cause burns if you’re not careful. Consider switching to flameless candles for your holiday decorations. These LED candles won’t catch fire or cause burns, and they can provide more illumination in your home for the season. They also won’t lower your indoor air quality, as some lit candles do.

If you need HVAC services this holiday season to keep your home warm and cozy, please contact NisAir Air Conditioning today. We offer HVAC installation, maintenance, and repair services for homeowners in Martin County, Indian River County, and Palm Beach County.

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