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How to Use Space Heaters Safely This Winter

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Remember these tips for electrical safety when using space heaters in your home.

Even if you have a heating system that is appropriately sized for your home, you can still encounter cold spots from room to room. Additionally, sometimes you want more targeted heat when you are spending time in only one room. One solution is a space heater. While space heaters are a great way to stay comfortable, you should know a few safety tips before you use space heaters in your home.

Keep Flammable Materials Away

Even though space heaters do not have an open flame like a fireplace would, you should still treat them in the same manner when it comes to having flammable items nearby. Always keep anything that could catch on fire, including blankets, papers, curtains, and flammable substances at least 4-6 feet away. Additionally, you should ensure that the space heater is placed in an area where you will not trip over the cord or the unit when walking by. This can lead to a major fire hazard.

Stay in the Room

When you use space heaters at your house, you should always stay in the room while they are operating. First, this makes sure that you are not wasting energy and running the space heater when nobody is there. Additionally, it lets you feel confident that nothing will go wrong while the space heater is operating. Staying in the room is particularly critical if you have pets or young children who might be curious about the unit or knock it over.

Follow Instructions

Finally, when you use space heaters in your home, you should always follow the manufacturer’s instructions. It’s easy to assume that all space heaters are the same, but there are important rules explained in the instructions that might impact your safety and health. 

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