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Space Heater Safety Tips

12/8/2020 (Permalink)

space heater Space Heater Safety

With winter upon us some of us may be sting to use space heaters in or around our homes. Negligence to a source of power that strong can lead to detrimental damages to your home or work space. So here are 3 safety tips in regards to your space heater. 

1. Safety Features

Make sure to find out if your space heater has protection against overheating and that it is very sturdy. The last thing you want is for your space heater to fall over and directly touching a flammable object. 

2. Plug Directly Into Outlet

One of the most common mistakes people make is that they plug the space heater into an extension cord or a power strip. This should never be the case as the space heater is going to be using a lot of electricity and if too many things are plugged in you risk overheating blown fuses and even electrical fires. The space heater should be plugged into its own outlet by itself.

3. Unplug and Turn off

When the space heater is not in use always make sure to turn it off and unplug it from the outlet. There is no sense in risking an accident when the heater is not in use.

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