Space Heater Safety

Space Heater Safety

Winter is officially here, and with it comes the cold weather! If you’re like most people, you may be looking for an extra way to keep warm at home. Space heaters can be a great solution, but they should never be used as your main source of heat. In this blog post, Einstein's Plumbing & Heating, Inc. will discuss some tips for staying safe while using space heaters.

Safety Tips

Space heaters can be a fire hazard and are one of the leading causes of residential fires in the U.S. That’s why it’s important to follow these safety tips.

Tip #1

Never leave your space heater unattended. If you decide to leave the room, turn it off. You should never go to bed with your space heater running. Additionally, you should always keep your space heater away from children and pets as they can easily knock it over.

Tip #2

Always follow the manufacturer's instructions when using a space heater.

Tip #3

Keep space heaters away from flammable materials such as paper, clothing, rugs, and bedding.

Tip #4

Inspect your space heater regularly for any signs of damage or wear and tear. If you see anything that concerns you, such as a frayed or damaged cord, stop using the heater.

Tip #5

Do not plug your space heater into an extension cord, as it can overheat and cause a fire. Plug it directly into the outlet on your wall.

Tip #6

Place your space heater on a level surface. They should never be placed on tables or cabinets.

By following these simple safety tips, you can enjoy the warmth of your space heater without putting yourself at risk.

If you have questions about how to use your space heater or need any repairs to your current heating system, don’t hesitate to contact Einstein's Plumbing & Heating, Inc. at (718) 215-9664. Stay safe and warm this winter!


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