It's definitely getting colder outside and that means many people will be trying to keep warm.

The City of Odessa is offering some tips to keep residents safe.

Make sure you test smoke and carbon monoxide detectors, always have at least three feet between any heat source and anything flammable or where children may be, turn off space heaters when leaving the room or going to bed, never use a stove or oven to heat a home and have your fireplace cleaned and inspected by professionals.