Dangers of Space Heaters

by | Oct 23, 2018 | Heating | 0 comments

While space heaters may seem like a handy way to heat up a room, Lifestyle Comfort Solutions warns families of the dangers of using space heaters.

Fire

Space heaters are responsible for about 55,000 fires, 450 deaths, and more than 1,500 injuries each year.

The taller the space heater, the more likely it will tip over and start a fire.

Space heaters can overload circuits, causing power failure or fire.

Shock Hazard

Like any electrical device, a space heater poses a shock hazard.  Never leave pets and young children alone in a room with a space heater. While Lifestyle Comfort Solutions discourages the use of space heaters, if you decide to use one be sure there is a guard around the heating element.

It is critical to avoid using a space heater in bathrooms, kitchens, or other areas where moisture builds up.

Burns

Heating elements in space heaters become extremely hot.  Clothes which brush against the heating element can catch fire easily.

Children and pets may suffer severe burns very quickly when coming in contact with space heaters.

Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

Dangerous levels of carbon monoxide may form if you are using a fuel-fired space heater in the home. If you decide to use a space heater despite the danger, be certain to have a carbon monoxide detector operating in the same room as the space heater.  Never leave a space heater running if you leave home, or while you are sleeping.

Expensive to Use

Space heaters use a lot of electricity.  Lifestyle Comfort Solutions offers more cost effective ways–like a zoning system or a ductless system–to provide safer, lower cost comfort to smaller spaces in the home.

Depend on the experts at Lifestyle Comfort Solutions to suggest safe, energy efficient ways to maintain comfort in your home.  Whole home performance testing pinpoints solutions to trouble spots in your home.  Call us at 937.202.4520.

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