3 Rules About Portable Heaters That Everyone Should Know

Posted on: October 23, 2017

Whether it’s in the office or at home, sometimes a space heater is that extra warmth you need to keep the room comfortable. Though they can be a way to save energy and stay warm, there are a few safety precautions that come along with it, so if you are looking to invest in a portable heater, here are three portable heater rules, you’ll need to know.

1.Research Your Options

There are many different types of portable heaters on the market, so do your homework. You can go with gas, propane or electric,  and size wise there’s whole room or personal heaters – so you’ll want to know what your needs are. Buying a full room heater just to heat a little room will waste energy and money while a heater that is too small will have to work twice as hard to get the room to a comfortable level. So for the safest way to heat your home — be sure you know what heater will cover your demands.

2. Maintain and Inspect It

A neglected space heater could lead to an early breakdown or worse, fire. To keep your family and your home safe, always look to make sure your heater is working as needed. Plug the cord directly into the outlet and avoid using extension cords. Another sure-fire way to keep your heater working safe and sound is continually keeping it clean. A clean heater will also prevent dust and allergens from being pushed around the home.

3. Check The Features

Modern-day heaters are now equipped with several safety options and features. Many come with an automatic shutoff for when the machine tilts or falls; another option is an overheat protection switch to stop any overheating that may occur. To be sure that your system is up to the highest standards available, purchase a heater that is listed by Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratories (NRTLs) as these heaters are tested and certified to meet extremely high safety standards.

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