As the weather outside gets chilly and you start to turn on the heat, you may find that there’s still a chill in the air. Everyone has a certain room in your house or at your office that generally stays cooler than the rest. Many people turn to space heaters during this time, as they can provide a little extra warmth on the extra cold days. Space heaters provide a lot of comfort during the winter months, but they do have some risks that are important to be aware of. Read on to learn about our space heater safety tips.
To lower your risk of electric shock or fire while using a space heater, there are a few things that you need to avoid. When using a space heater, make sure that you do not place your space heater within three feet of anything that can burn, including rugs, paper, and clothing. You also do not want to place your space heater on carpet, cabinets, furniture, etc. It is best to place your space heater on a flat surface while it is in use. Additionally, never plug a space heater into an extension cord or power strip, which causes a high risk for overheating. Lastly, do not leave your space heater unattended and if it is not in use, make sure that you unplug it and store it properly.
Follow these simple tips so you can safety enjoy your space heater this winter. Is your space heater still not providing enough heat? Call Automatic Air to see if it may be time for a new HVAC unit.