Old man winter sure has us in his grip! With record-breaking temperatures and wind chills, many people turn to portable heaters to add some extra warmth. If you are using – or plan to use- a portable heater, be sure to follow the manufacturer’s instructions and never leave it unattended. The extra heat feels nice, but these devices can create an electric shock hazard, burns to users, carbon monoxide poisoning, fires, or possibly even explosions.
According to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security:
The National Fire Protection Association offers some tips and recommendations for
Remember that using caution when using a portable heater not only covers you from the dangers brought about by trying to keep warm during winter’s frigid temperatures, it also protects you from additional, and possibly bigger expenses.
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