Worried about how you and your family will keep your home toasty warm – without breaking the bank? Invest in the right space heater and save!

With winter approaching and fuel prices rising, many families are looking for more cost-efficient ways to heat their homes.  Using a space heater can provide you and your family with the cozy wintertime heat without the hassle and expense of traditional heating systems.  In fact, space heaters have been shown to cut wintertime gas bills by 30%.

Talk about a winter wonderland!

However, before you choose a space heater for your home, make sure you read up on these safety tips, as approved by the U.S. Product Consumer Safety Commission.  This information will ensure that you and your family remain safe and sound while enjoying the comfort and warmth of your new space heater:

  • Because many families use space heaters to heat their homes, they often use several units within one room.  However, because the average breaker is a 15 amp, and the average space heater takes up between 10.4 – 15 amps, using multiple space heaters can cause the breaker to trip.  However, don’t make the mistake of using a larger amp breaker (30 to 40 amps), as this can easily overheat and start a fire. 

 

  • Although they might not seem like it, a small space heater can quickly heat up even the most poorly insulated room.  Therefore, don’t buy a space heater that’s too large for the room, as it won’t be a cost-efficient use of energy.

 

  • Be sure to purchase a space heater that has a guard around the source of the heat.  This ensures that you won’t burn yourself should your skin come into contact with the space heater.  Some space heaters even automatically shut off when touched. 

 

  • Don’t use a space heater if you’re not in the room with it.  Many fires are started by space heaters that haven’t been properly attended to, so don’t let it run while you’re out of the house.

 

  • Keep the space heater away from flammable items and materials.

 

  • Keep any children and small animals away from the space heater; in fact, don’t let your children touch the controls of the space heater, as they risk burning themselves.

 

  • Check your outlets to see if they’re safe for space heater usage.  Additionally, check your smoke detectors to see if they’re working properly. 

 

Thanks to these tips, you can be sure that you’ll have a safe and warm winter with your cost-efficient space heater!

Cameron Electric is an electrical contractor Atlanta that offers quality electircal services at a fair price. Cameron Electric, the honest electrician you can trust, provides residential & commercial lighting installation, house wiring, electric panel upgrades, outlet repair and installation, and ceiling fan installation. For a space heaters Atlanta, Dunwoody, or Decatur call (404) 891-6448.

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