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Space Heater Safety

2/22/2021 (Permalink)

Space Heater Safety

We all want to protect our friends and family from a fire occurring in our homes; however, according to the National Fire Protection Association, more home fires occur during the winter months than any other season of the year.

They have also stated that heating is the second leading cause of US home fires and home fire inquiries and third leading home fire deaths.  December, January and February are the peak months for heating fires.  One of the largest reasons for this is the increased use of space heaters during the colder months.

Aside from avoiding space heaters all together, there are some things you can do to help avoid a fire.  Below we’ve highlighted some suggestions the NY Times has given to safely use a space heater.

  1. Put your space heater on the floor and leave it there
  2. Keep it away from water
  3. Avoid flammable objects
  4. Never leave your space heater unattended

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