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How to use space heaters effectively

Portable space heaters are best to use in smaller, enclosed spaces. Be sure to follow any safety instructions with your specific heater.

How much will your space heater cost you?

Using our online cost calculator, you'll see that a 1,400-watt space heater used an average of four hours a day will cost you about $17 a month to operate.

To make the most of a portable heater, follow these tips:

  • Use it in a small or enclosed space

  • Place it in the corner of the room

  • Keep doors to the room shut to keep the heat in

  • Turn it off when you leave the room

Safety tips when using a space heater

No matter what kind of space heater you're using, it's important to keep safety top of mind. Follow these tips:

  • Place it on a level surface, ensuring it won't tip over

  • Keep blankets and fabric away from it

  • Never go to sleep with the heater on