This winter, many will turn to space heaters to warm their homes, unaware of the inherent risks. About 80% of home heating deaths have a space heater implicated, so be sure to take steps to minimize the dangers. Keep your space heater on an even surface so that it doesn’t tip over. Turn it off before you leave the room, ensuring that it doesn’t go unattended. Ditch the power strip and plug your space heater directly into the wall.
- Space heaters require a lot of power and should be plugged directly into a wall outlet.
- Don’t leave space heaters running unattended; turn them off whenever you leave the room.
- Make sure that your space heater is set on an even surface to avoid tipping accidents.
“Did you know that roughly 80% of home heating fire deaths involve space heaters in one way or another?”