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Space Heater Safety


February 25, 2021

Many people turn to space heaters—both electric models and those powered by kerosene or wood— as a convenient source of warmth in winter months. However, space heaters can be dangerous if not used properly.

Space heater hazards stem not just from fires caused by contact with or close proximity to heating elements. They also include fires started by flammable fuels used in the heaters, defective wiring in the appliance, and carbon monoxide poisoning caused by improper ventilation.

Here are some tips for using your electric space heater safely:

• Keep the heater at least 3 feet from f...

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