It is that time of year when you need to prepare for winter weather and whatever may come our way. Although the area isn’t prone to many extreme weather conditions, it doesn’t hurt to be ready for a cold snap. You will want to make a call to your electrician in Beverly Hills to do some prep work to make sure your home is ready. Homeowners can rely on H Electric to take care of these winter-readiness checks in a professional manner.
If you are planning on using space heaters to stay warm, it is important you check a few things before plugging them in and firing them up. Space heaters are a common cause of home fires because they are not used correctly.
1-Check the electrical cord for any damage before plugging it in. If you notice any breaks in the cord or the plug has any exposed wires, do not use the heater. Take it in for repair or get rid of it if there is any visible damage.
2-When using the heater, make sure there is nothing pressed up against it. The space heater should be kept away from furniture, drapes and any other item that could start fire. It is best to put the heater in the center of the room when possible.
3-Never plug a space heater into an extension cord. This creates a tripping hazard. If the cord is continuously pulled on, it could end up getting pulled against something flammable and end up starting a fire.
4-It doesn’t hurt to have outlets that will be used for the space heater to be checked by an electrician familiar with Beverly Hills electrical codes.
It is better to be safe than sorry. Take the time to make sure your space heater is ready for you to use now, before it gets too cold. If you have any more questions about space heater safety, give H Electric a call today.