True cost of a space heater

You may not realize the true cost of the space heater(s) you are using. Space heaters should only be used sparingly and in small spaces. They drain energy savings from your home if used incorrectly. If multiple small heaters are used, or if they are used for long periods, it can actually significantly add to your monthly power bill.

Safety is a top concern. It is important to stay warm and comfortable, but that may be able to be achieved by dressing for the weather even when indoors and by using the space heater only for short periods when necessary like first thing in the morning. Also, keep the heaters three feet away from any drapes, clothing or anything that could burn. Take care not to tip the heater, and keep children and pets clear from the device.

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