7 Space Heater Mistakes That Could Burn Down Your House
With winter in full swing, your home might not be as cozy as you’d like, especially if you have drafty rooms and chilly floors.
The fix? Plugging in a space heater. Particularly if you just need to warm up a small area, heaters can help you save energy—and money.
Yet using these appliances isn’t always intuitive, and setting them up incorrectly can be a recipe for disaster. In fact, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, portable space heaters cause 1,100 fires every year, injuring and killing dozens of people.