Safety Tips for Space Heaters

Winter is here and your home (especially in older homes) may have areas that need a little help in the warmth department. The solution most people think of is a space heater. They are compact, portable and newer models are energy efficient. Everything has it pros and cons and the biggest con of space heaters is the risk of fire. According to the National Fire Protection Association, more home fires occur in December, January and February than the rest of the year. Of the top three causes of house fires, space heaters rank third behind smoking and electrical shorts. Space heaters are involved in 79 percent of fatal home heating fires. They may not have an open flame, but they are hot enough to start a fire.

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Safety Tips for Space Heaters