Do you use a space heater to keep warm during the colder months?
The National Fire Protection Association states, “between 2011 and 2015, portable and stationary space heaters accounted for more than two of every five (43 percent) U.S. home heating fires and five out of six (85 percent) home heating fire deaths.”
Space heaters operate safely when used correctly. Fires generally occur after unsafe heater use. While keeping warm, make sure you stay safe by following these tips when using a portable heater.
Some portable heaters have auto-off functions when tipped over, but…
Be sure to check the manufacturer’s labels and instructions before using your heater for more in-depth guidance. If you’re looking for a new space heater be sure to check out our selection at HomElectrical!
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