Space Heater Safety Tips

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With winter in full swing, many people are looking for ways to stay warm. One popular way to do this is by using a space heater. While space heaters can be a great way to keep warm, they can also be dangerous if not used properly. In this blog post, Carter Comfort Systems will discuss some dangers of using space heaters and provide tips on staying safe while using them.

The Dangers of Space Heaters

One of the most obvious dangers of using a space heater is that it can cause a fire. If the space heater is not used correctly or if it is not maintained, it can easily overheat and start a fire. Always read the instructions on how to use the space heater properly and follow all safety precautions.

Safety Tips to Follow

Now that you know a little more about the hazards of using a space heater, we’re going to share some safety tips if you choose to use one in your home.

Tip #1

Never leave the space heater on when you are not in the room or when you are sleeping. Make sure to turn it off before you go to bed, and keep children and pets away from it.

Tip #2

Always keep the space heater away from flammable materials, such as curtains, furniture, or bedding.

Tip #3

Only use a space heater that has been approved by a recognized testing laboratory, such as Underwriters Laboratories (UL). Make sure to follow all manufacturer's instructions on how to use the space heater.

Tip #4

Never plug the space heater into an extension cord.

Tip #5

Inspect the space heater regularly for any damage or signs of wear and tear. If the cords seem damaged or frayed, do not use it.

By following these safety tips, you can help to prevent any accidents or injuries from happening. Space heaters can be a great way to stay warm, but it is important to use them safely.

If you have any questions about space heater safety or if you need help choosing a heating system for your home, please contact Carter Comfort Systems at (208) 739-4181.