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With winter rapidly approaching, some homeowners and business owners are purchasing space heaters to warm things up during the frigid months. A common question among potential users of space heaters is, are space heaters safe? It’s true that space heaters accounted for 40% of home heating fires from 2009-2013; however, they can be used safely if used and maintained properly. It’s critical to never use a space heater near flammable items or with a dirty chimney. Make sure the heater is placed on an even surface and never leave it unattended. Always follow the detailed operation instructions and keep children away from them in order to prevent burns or knocking it over.

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