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Electrical heater safety

A lot of people have a space heater but fire officials say you need to be careful. Heating appliances are one the leading causes of fires in the U.S.

First, is you use one at your desk at work keep it sitting at least 3 feet away from everything else and make sure it's sitting on a flat surface and is not tilted.

To avoid a fire you should unplug it every time you leave your desk or if you are at home unplug it before you go to bed.

It's not just small units, fire officials say if you have central heating and air you should get it inspected once a year.

You can tell something is wrong if an unusual smell or odor. If you use a heat pump you should also get it inspected once a year. Always be on the lookout for ice that doesn't go away.

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