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Electric Space Heater Safety

The Statistics

CPSC estimates that from 2008 to 2010, portable electric heaters were involved in approximately 1,200 fires per year.

The Problem

Portable electric heaters are high-wattage appliances that have the potential to ignite nearby combustible materials like curtains, beds, sofas, paper, clothing, and flammable liquids. If ignition results from a heater left on and unattended, a major fire could result.

Safety Tips

CPSC recommends the following for the safe use of electric heaters:

  • Never operate a heater you suspect is damaged. Before use, inspect the heater, cord, and plug for damage. Follow all operation and maintenance instructions.
  • Never leave the heater operating while unattended, or while you are sleeping.
  • Keep combustible material such as beds, sofas, curtains, papers, and clothes at least 3 feet (0.9 m) from the front, sides, and rear of the heater.
  • Be sure the heater plug fits tightly into the wall outlet. If not, do not use the outlet to power the heater.
  • During use, check frequently to determine if the heater plug or cord, wall outlet, or faceplate is HOT! If the plug, outlet, or faceplate is hot, discontinue use of the heater, and have a qualified electrician check and/or replace the plug or faulty wall outlet(s). If the cord is hot, disconnect the heater, and have it inspected/repaired by an authorized repair person.
  • Never power the heater with an extension cord or power strip.
  • Insure that the heater is placed on a stable, level surface, and located where it will not be knocked over.
  • When purchasing a heater, ask the salesperson whether the heater has been safety-certified. A certified heater will have a safety certification mark.
  • Never run the heater’s cord under rugs or carpeting. This can damage the cord, causing it and nearby objects to burn.
  • To prevent electrical shocks and electrocutions, always keep electric heaters away from water, and NEVER touch an electric heater if you are wet.
  • SPREAD THE NEWS! Inform family, friends, and coworkers of the ways to use an electric heater more safely.

U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC)
 
 
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Address:  3834 S. Pipestone Rd.
Sodus, MI 49126
 
 
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We accept check for Air Conditioner repair service provided in Stevensville MI.
For AC in St. Joseph MI, we accept most major credit cards.
We accept cash for Water Heater repair service provided in Benton Harbor MI.
 
For the best AC replacement in Benton Harbor MI, choose a BBB rated company.
See what your neighbors think about our Air Conditioner service in Stevensville MI on Google Reviews.
 
For your AC repair in St. Joseph MI, trust a NATE certified contractor.
For Air Conditioner replacement in St. Joseph MI, opt for an ACCA member.
 
 
We accept check for Air Conditioner repair service provided in Stevensville MI.
We accept cash for Water Heater repair service provided in Benton Harbor MI.
For AC in St. Joseph MI, we accept most major credit cards.
 
Business Hours
Business Hours
 
Monday:  8:00am - 4:30pm
Tuesday:  8:00am - 4:30pm
Wednesday:  8:00am - 4:30pm
Thursday:  8:00am - 4:30pm
Friday:  8:00am - 4:30pm
Sat-Sun: Appts. via email
Monday - Friday:  8:00am - 4:30pm
Saturday - Sunday: Appts. via email
Payment Options
 
We accept check for Air Conditioner repair service provided in Stevensville MI.
For AC in St. Joseph MI, we accept most major credit cards.
We accept cash for Water Heater repair service provided in Benton Harbor MI.
 
For the best AC replacement in Benton Harbor MI, choose a BBB rated company.
See what your neighbors think about our Air Conditioner service in Stevensville MI on Google Reviews.
 
For your AC repair in St. Joseph MI, trust a NATE certified contractor.
For Air Conditioner replacement in St. Joseph MI, opt for an ACCA member.
 
 
We accept check for Air Conditioner repair service provided in Stevensville MI.
We accept cash for Water Heater repair service provided in Benton Harbor MI.
For AC in St. Joseph MI, we accept most major credit cards.
 
 
We specialize in Rinnai tankless water heater installation in St. Joseph MI.
ADAMS & Son, Inc. works with Bryant AC products in Benton Harbor MI.
 
Contact Info
 
Address:  3834 S. Pipestone Rd.
Sodus, MI 49126
 
 
Fax:  
Schedule an Appointment
Payment Options
 
We accept check for Air Conditioner repair service provided in Stevensville MI.
For AC in St. Joseph MI, we accept most major credit cards.
We accept cash for Water Heater repair service provided in Benton Harbor MI.
 
For the best AC replacement in Benton Harbor MI, choose a BBB rated company.
See what your neighbors think about our Air Conditioner service in Stevensville MI on Google Reviews.
 
For your AC repair in St. Joseph MI, trust a NATE certified contractor.
For Air Conditioner replacement in St. Joseph MI, opt for an ACCA member.
 
 
We accept check for Air Conditioner repair service provided in Stevensville MI.
We accept cash for Water Heater repair service provided in Benton Harbor MI.
For AC in St. Joseph MI, we accept most major credit cards.
 
Business Hours
Business Hours
 
Monday:  8:00am - 4:30pm
Tuesday:  8:00am - 4:30pm
Wednesday:  8:00am - 4:30pm
Thursday:  8:00am - 4:30pm
Friday:  8:00am - 4:30pm
Sat-Sun: Appts. via email
Monday - Friday:  8:00am - 4:30pm
Saturday - Sunday: Appts. via email
Payment Options
 
We accept check for Air Conditioner repair service provided in Stevensville MI.
For AC in St. Joseph MI, we accept most major credit cards.
We accept cash for Water Heater repair service provided in Benton Harbor MI.
 
For the best AC replacement in Benton Harbor MI, choose a BBB rated company.
See what your neighbors think about our Air Conditioner service in Stevensville MI on Google Reviews.
 
For your AC repair in St. Joseph MI, trust a NATE certified contractor.
For Air Conditioner replacement in St. Joseph MI, opt for an ACCA member.
 
 
We accept check for Air Conditioner repair service provided in Stevensville MI.
We accept cash for Water Heater repair service provided in Benton Harbor MI.
For AC in St. Joseph MI, we accept most major credit cards.
 
 
We specialize in Rinnai tankless water heater installation in St. Joseph MI.
ADAMS & Son, Inc. works with Bryant AC products in Benton Harbor MI.
 
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