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Space heater safety

2/16/2021 (Permalink)

With all these subzero temps we have been having here in this frozen tundra, furnaces are having a really hard time keeping up. We all love to stay all nice a toasty, so we get out our trusty space heaters. We get all warm and forget about them and walk away. That can cause so huge problems! Space heaters are very unbalanced and tip over very easy, and when they tip over, they do not shut off. They end up over heating and can cause a devastating fire. There are a few things we all can do to prevent them for causing a fire.

  • Have three feet of space from anything that can start on fire.
  • Never leave a space heater on when you leave a room or go to bed.
  • Only plug in one heater to an outlet to prevent overloading the outlet
  • Always test you smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors.

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