When my sibling and I were young, we were woken up in the middle of the night by both of our parents screaming. A space heating system had fallen over in the family room and the whole downstairs area was on fire. We had to evacuate the home using the upstairs window, however I twisted my ankle when we jumped. I will never forget that fire as long as I live, and even though it did not cause significant damage to the house, I still have PTSD from the fire, so during the winter months, I never use a space heater. I don’t have a fireplace in my home either, for the same exact reason. I have a gas furnace in my home and I have a routine repair checkup performed on the gas oil furnace each and every year. I trust the professionals at the gas furnace repair and replacement business. It actually gives me great peace of mind to know that the plan is in tip top shape when the winter months are here and I have to run the heat. I barely slept at all while I was in the winter months. The thought of a fire in the middle of the night is still a fear that keeps me up. I have had various therapists tell me that hypnosis could work, but I don’t believe in that sort of thing. I think it is healthy to have a fear of something like furnace fires. They could actually happen and I don’t want to ever be a victim again. It’s not like I am afraid of the boogeyman or something that isn’t real.