Come winter, it gets cold here in Northern Virginia. When temperatures fall, it’s understandably tempting to simply plug in, turn on and crank up an electric radiator or space heater to keep toasty warm.
It’s especially tempting to use portable space-heaters in out-of-the-way rooms in your home (nothing worse than stepping into a chilly bathroom!), or on levels of the house that your heating system doesn’t reach very well, or on those long cold Mid-Atlantic winter nights.
Yes, a space heater is a great way to keep a room warm for a while and help your HVAC system out, or to keep toasty warm in your kitchen, home office or nursery,
If you and your family are going use plug-in space heaters in your home – especially while you’re away or asleep, there are some definite must-knows about how to safely and efficiently operate that small-but-mighty, flame-red hotbox of electronic fire that throws off powerful heat from one spot.
According to the U.S. Department of Energy, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission estimates that about 25,000 residential fires annually are associated with faulty or incorrectly operated space heaters, with 6,000 ER-visit injuries and approximately 300 deaths by fire. So please be careful when running space heaters.
A cold winter is upon us. In addition to calling us for regular maintenance and winterizing of your home’s HVAC system and heat pumps, One Hour Air Conditioning & Heating of Loudoun County VA would like to share these best practices for smart space heater operation:
Top tips for space heater safety:
Top tips for space heater efficiency:
Used wisely and with care, a space heater can help you conquer NoVA’s winter cold and stay warm and cozy. For more top tips and professional indoor-air services to keep your home or office building toasty warm this winter (with or without space heaters), call your award-winning Ashburn-based HVAC experts for an appointment at 571-421-1888.
This holiday season and into the New Year, One Hour Air Conditioning & Heating wishes our customers and all our friends and neighbors in Loudoun, Fairfax and around Northern Virginia a wonderful wintertime that’s happy, warm and safe.
About Modern Mechanical and One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning: Serving Loudoun, Fairfax, Northern Virginia and the entire Washington, D.C., region with prompt, punctual, friendly, technically superior home services since 2009, including HVAC repair and replacement, diagnoses and parts, and indoor air-quality analysis. Call One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning today at (571) 421-1888 or make an appointment at www.ModernMec.com. Please stay connected with One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning on our Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/modernmec to keep up with how you can help us continue to help our community and our world.
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