Portable Electric Heater Safety

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Using a Portable Electric Heater safely:

  • When purchasing a space heater, be sure to choose one that automatically shuts off if it falls over.
  • Place space heaters on a flat, level surface and provide at least one metre of space from things that can  burn – blankets, furniture, curtains and clothing.
  • Avoid using an electrical heating device on the same circuit with another high wattage appliance, such as
  • a microwave or toaster oven.
  • Regularly inspect the wall outlet, heater plug and cord for excessive heat.
  • Check electrical heating equipment regularly; replace loose, frayed or damaged cords.

NOTE: never use a range or oven to heat your home.

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