Space Heater Safety Tips For Your Home

Posted by wadmin on Tuesday, December 6, 2016

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Winter is here and if you do not have central heating in your home a space heater may be your only option. But they can be quite hazardous if the proper steps for safety are not taken. Here are a few safety tips for space heaters in your home.

  • When buying a new space heater, make sure it carries the mark of an independent testing laboratory and is legal for use in your community.
  • Keep all combustible materials away from portable and space heaters.
  • Place all space heaters at least three feet away from furniture, walls, curtains or anything else that is flammable.
  • Plug your electric-powered space heater into an outlet with sufficient capacity and NEVER into an extension cord.
  • Turn off space heaters whenever the room they are in is unoccupied or under circumstances when manufacturer’s instructions say they should be turned off.
  • Portable space heaters are easy to knock over in the dark, so turn them off when you go to bed.

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SRC: cbs4indy.com/2016/12/05/follow-these-tips-to-stay-safe-while-heating-your-home-with-a-space-heater-this-winter/

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