Winter has rolled into the Twin Cities! With the holidays ramping up and the temperature dropping, you’re heating elements will be put to work over the next five to six months. Some areas of your home may need a bit of help staying sufficiently warm. Luckily, you have your space heater to help warm up those troublesome areas!

Now that you’re beginning to utilize your space heater, it’s always a good idea to brush up on the safety tips! After all, a space heater does emit heat which can cause fires and result in fire and smoke damage!

Here are area 4 space heater safety tips to brush up on!

1.   Make Sure Outlets and Cords Aren’t Damaged

With a space heater keeping certain areas of your home warm, there can be a lot of energy running through the outlets and cords whilst running. Testing the outlets your space heater will take up is a good first step. Next, you want to inspect the cords for any rips or tears to minimize the chance of your space heater producing an electrical fire.

2.   Keep Objects Away From Space Heaters

As you may already know, the surface of space heaters can get pretty hot! Common household objects like blankets, pillows, stacks of paper, and books should be kept away from the space heater, especially when it’s running. It’s always a good idea to keep the area around your space heater free of debris!

3.   Unplug Heater While You’re Away

Even when space heaters are turned off, they still have the potential to draw a significant amount of energy. Make sure you unplug your space heater if you and your family are gone for an extended period during the holidays. Doing so will save you money on your energy bill plus reduce the chance of fire!

4.   Keep Your Space Heater on the Floor

It’s tempting to put a small, portable space heater in position to blow warm air right on you, but it’s never a good idea. Putting your space heater on the desk, chair, or bed increases the chances of it tipping which raises the risk of fire significantly.

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