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Tips For Buying A Safe Space Heater

1/26/2022 (Permalink)

Whether at home or at work, many people start to use space heaters to supplement their main heating system when the weather gets cold.  This is especially true when a central air system is not present.  Space heaters offer a relatively efficient way to warm the surrounding area quickly, which is why so many people use them. But not all space heaters are created equally.  There are a few ways that some space heaters set themselves apart.  Read further to know what to look for when shopping for one.

Certification: Space heaters on the market are reviewed by safety organizations that will either pass or fail them.  These certifications should be visible on the outside of the box. Be sure to purchase one with a safety certification.

Shutoff features: You should place your heater on a level surface, but sometimes it may get knocked over.  Some space heaters are equipped with a feature that will automatically turn it off if it is on its side too long.

A good cord: This type of cord will guard against fraying and breakage.  Always plug your space heater directly into the outlet, and never run the cord under a carpet or rug.

It is important to contact a fire damage restoration professional as soon as the flames are extinguished to help limit and remediate the damage. SERVPRO of Norwalk/Wilton has over 30 years of experience working with people who have had fire damage to their property.  If you have any type of fire or smoke damage, call us immediately at 203.324.1642.

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