Do Just One Thing

Sherbrooke Record - - LOCAL SPORTS - By Danny Seo

Many of us use a space heater as an en­ergy-ef­fi­cient way to add sup­ple­men­tal heat to warm up a room. Al­though the de­sign of these lit­tle heaters has changed over the years to im­prove their safety, they still can pose a fire hazard. One im­por­tant tip from the Con­sumer Prod­uct Safety Com­mis­sion is that if you need to use an ex­ten­sion cord with your heater, use the 14-gauge heavy­duty kind. This type of cord (usu­ally de­signed for out­door use) en­sures the elec­tric­ity is prop­erly grounded when you op­er­ate the heater.

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