Colder Weather a Reminder of Space Heater Safety

Published On: November 23, 2015

Kansas City winters can get quite cold. Many people use space heaters for warmth. Space heaters are convenient, but must be managed carefully to avoid fires and accidents. Crowley Furniture wants you to be safe this winter and take great care when operating space heaters in your home.

Inspection

When getting out your heater from last winter, be sure to check it first and make sure there is no damage to the cord or plug. Be sure the plug fits securely into the wall outlet, if not, do not use. Never use a power cord or power strip.

Placement

Make sure you place your space heater on a stable and level surface and in a spot where it will not be knocked over. Keep any flammable and combustible materials at least 3 feet away. These include beds, sofas, curtains, papers, clothes and water. Never run the cord under carpeting or rugs. This can damage the cord, which can lead to sparks and fires.

Remember

Do not run your space heater while you sleep and never touch a space heater when you are wet! Keep a close eye on your space heater while running and make sure it doesn’t get too hot.

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