Cozy And Secure: Important Tips For Using Space Heaters
We are midway into another super cold Washington State winter. And yet it seems like we still get house fires, electrical fires, or other mishaps during the coldest days because, well, people are cold and are forgetting Heater Safey, more specifically those portable heaters. So, let's have a refresher!
8 Portable / Space Heater Safety Tips for a Warm WA Home / Area:
1. Store Properly -
Before you even use the heater itself, ask yourself a few questions first. Was this put away right? Kept away from moisture? How old is the heater?
2. Using the appropriate plug-ins -
You do not want to use an extension cord, the heater must be plugged directly into "the wall."
3. Never Leave Unattended -
These suckers get super-hot and you do NOT want to risk getting them knocked over while not in the room and then starting a fire. Please use precautions and unplug when leaving a room.
4. Supplemental Heating, not for Cooking Food.
Stop, don't try and cook the cookies on the tray in front or on top of the heater, not safe for consumption or well the heater for that matter.
5. Indoor or Outdoor Use -
Is your space heater built to "weather the weather," or is it made for warming indoor spaces? Make sure you know in advance!
6. Placement -
Is the heater in a spot where people are often walking by? If so, consider moving it to avoid anyone knocking it over or tripping or a cord.
Make sure proper labeling is in place and that the manufacturer is in fact legit.
8. Be Comfortable Using -
Now cozy up and get warm! Not need to stress, just remind yourself to check first and safety first! We got this and man do we have a cold winter this season! Stay bundled up and stay safe!
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