With record breaking winter temperatures upon us, we consider methods of indoor heating to combat the bitter cold. For those wanting to heat a small room, space heaters are a popular choice. However, the improper use of space heaters can have disastrous consequences. According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commision, improper space heater use results in more than 25,000 residential house fires that cause up to 300 deaths annually. When buying a space heater, follow these guidelines:
For additional guidelines, please visit the U.S Department of Energy website.