Staying Safe with Space Heaters
Space heaters can be a great way to stay warm during the winter months. However, they can also be dangerous if not used properly. It’s important to understand the safety tips necessary to ensure you get the most out of your space heater while preventing any problems.
Here are five of the most important space heater safety tips that you should always follow:
1. Make sure your space heater has an automatic shutoff feature.
The automatic shutoff feature will turn off the heater if it begins to overheat or is tipped over.
2. Check for any frayed cords or broken parts before using your space heater each time.
If there are any broken parts or frayed cords, replace them immediately, and wait to use the heater until it is fixed. Additionally, never plug your space heater into an extension cord, as this increases the risk of fire or electrocution.
3. Ensure you have proper ventilation when using a space heater so that fumes and carbon monoxide don’t accumulate in your home.
Some gas-powered heaters may require special ventilation systems, so be sure to check with your local building codes before installing one in your home.
4. Be aware of where you are placing your space heater.
Make sure it’s not blocking any doorways or exits and is away from flammable materials such as bedding, furniture, and curtains which could catch fire if too close to a hot surface.
5. Never leave a space heater unattended for long periods of time.
Always turn off your space heater when leaving a room for more than a few minutes! This will help prevent any accidents from occurring while you are away from home or out of the room.
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