December 28, 2017
Here in Edmonton, space heaters are a wonderful and necessary winter companion. They help to make up for inconsistent heating patterns in the home, and they can be very energy efficient. While space heaters are a very convenient source of supplemental heat, they can also pose a significant fire and electric shock hazard if not used correctly.
According to the Electrical Safety Foundation International (esfi.org), more than 65,000 residential fires every year are associated with heating equipment. These fires result in hundreds of deaths, thousands of injuries and millions of dollars in property damage. To properly, and safely, use a space heater in your home it’s important to know how to keep it free from the potential hazards. Make sure you and your loved ones stay safe and warm this winter with these space heater safety tips from esfi.org.
Space heaters can be an efficient way to heat the cooler parts of your home without turning up the heat in the entire house. They are also a great way to add supplemental heat for family members that are more sensitive to the cold.
Before making space heaters a staple appliance in your home this winter, go over these guidelines with your family. Make sure everyone knows how to safely use them and what to do in case of an emergency. Space heaters should not be used as a primary source of heat. If you suddenly find your heater on the fritz this winter, don’t wait until it quits completely. Call Always Plumbing & Heating at 780-489-8118 (Edmonton) or 587-601-1253 (Fort McMurray) to schedule an appointment today!