Portable Heaters

Modern portable electric heaters are manufactured with a number of safety features which allow for safe operation. Such heaters are intended for the temporary need for additional heat and should not be used as a substitute for an installed heating system.

All electric household heating appliances must be plugged into properly sized receptacles such as those found in new electrical systems. Connecting household heating appliances to tube and knob wiring, extension cords, or multiple plug devices is unsafe and a major cause of home fires. See the topic page on Electrical Systems.

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