According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), 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. Half of all home heating fires occurred in December, January, and February
Start With The Right Heater
Newer Space heaters often come with advanced safety features that help limit the risks associated with using them. When buying a new space heater make sure to look for the following:
Things To Remember
Even with the best safety features there are safety procedures that must be followed to cut back on fire risks.
As your neighborhood electrician we look to make homes in the Twin Cities safer everyday. While we understand the benefits to using temporary heating we want to make sure our neighbors are informed on how to enjoy them safely.
If you plan to use a space heater and are not sure if your circuit can safely handle it or are missing proper smoke detectors, call our professional team at Skyline Electric to assess your electrical system.
Our team wants to make sure you and your family stays safe and comfortable.
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