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University of Illinois Extension

Home Safety

For the Unprepared: Home Heating in an Emergency
Your home heat is gone. You've just discovered your heating system may be off for several days. It's cold outside; the inside temperature is dropping, and you have a first class emergency on your hands. What can you do?

Frozen Water Pipes
How to prevent your water pipes from freezing.

Heat Safely with Alternative Heating Systems
Tips on using alternative methods of heating.

Home Heating Tips
Be prepared for those winter storms.

Keep Your Home Warm and Safe During the Winter
Not only does cold winter weather bring increased utility costs but it can also bring home heating safety hazards.

Preventing Ice Dams
An ice dam is a ridge of ice that forms at the edge of a roof and prevents melting snow (water) from draining off the roof.

Safety Tips for Heating Your Home
Severe winter storms can cause power outages for days or even weeks. How will you heat your home if this happens?

Solve Winter Home Moisture Problems
Humidity combined with cold windows and walls is a recipe for winter moisture problems.