Space heaters are used often during the winter. They can be a great way to heat a small portion of a home instead of turning on the central air. They can also be a good way to add warmth to a room that is cooler than the rest of the home. However, space heaters can also be dangerous and deadly.
In a report by the National Fire Protection Association, space heaters, whether portable or stationary, accounted for one-third (33%) of home heating fires and four out of five (81%) of home heating fire deaths.
Here are some tips to reduce the risk of fire from a space heater. [Read more…]