Five Tips for Space Heater Safety

Even though modular homes are built super-efficient there may be times during the cold Minnesota winter you need a little extra heat in certain areas. Space heaters can provide this little extra boost of heat you are looking. Space heaters are effective, but also dangerous. They are responsible for 32 percent of house fires. Follow these five tips for safe targeted heat in your home.


Make sure you purchase a heater that is cool to the touch.


Leave the space heater on a level floor on a nonflammable surface. Do not put in the way of pets or children.

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Purchase a space heater that has an auto shut-off function if tipped over.


Never use an extension cord, only plug in directly to the outlet.


Never leave a space heater unattended while in use.