Having a portable heater can be very helpful in the winter time as it can ease the cost of running the heat for the whole house.

A portable heater will let you get some targeted heat. But, there are precautions you should take when using it.

Common Safety Issues With Heaters

Some of the common hazards with portable heaters is them overheating and causing fires and damage to the unit that would cause it to malfunction. It is important to not use a heater with frayed wires. Furthermore, they can cause burns to children who may come into contact with them. Space heaters can overheat if they are not plugged directly into the wall or if other things are plugged into the same outlet. Heaters are sometimes placed too close to furniture or clothing and can catch on fire from overheating.

How to Prevent Portable Heater Hazards

To prevent some of the hazards associated with portable heaters, you need to make sure that you keep them a safe distance away from surrounding items. If you keep them too close to the heater, they can overheat and cause a fire. Additionally, make sure you are only using the heater while in the room. Do not let the heater run while you leave the house or are in another room for an extended period of time or while you are sleeping.

Why You May Need An Audit on Your Heating System

If your heating system is not producing the appropriate amount of heat to keep your home warm, you may need someone to come to take a look at it. If it seems like your system is always running and not shutting off, you may need an assessment of the system. AAA can come out and look at your system to determine if it needs a repair or potentially needs to be replaced.  We’ll give you an assessment and get your system up and running properly.

If you find yourself relying more and more on portable heaters, you may need your system assessed to find out if it needs to be repaired. Repairing a system will cost you less money in the long run. So, when looking for someone to help with your heating issues, or if you have a problem with understanding portable heaters, give AAA Service a call at 303-872-7535.


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