space heater


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space heater

A relatively small self-contained heater, usually with a powerful fan, used to heat the room or space in which it is placed; electricity or a liquid fuel supplies the heat energy.
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The final major category of space heaters, oil-filled radiators, are for patient people who appreciate silence and have bigger rooms to heat.
Don't extend yourself: plug an electric-powered space heater into an outlet with enough capacity and avoid using an extension cord.
Lighting, cooking, clothes washing, stereo, computers, television, and space heaters all combined to provide the energy needed to keep the house warm during the winter.
De'Longhi USA's new space heater packaging also encourages "spot heating," or warming the room you are living in as a means of saving energy, DeFlaviis said.
kerosene- and propane-fueled space heaters, some gas-fueled log sets, and cooking devices used improperly for heating), and the use of such unvented devices in closed settings may be associated with risks for exposure to toxic gases and other emissions.
I had some old space heaters that would have done the job, but it would have been expensive to put them on a thermostat control.
I had done okay when they were threatening me, but although I avoided some tricks, when they put me in front of a space heater I gave them a pretty good picture of myself.
Never use an electric space heater in a bathroom or other areas where it may come in contact with water.
Space heaters or other heating equipment is involved in one in every seven reported house fires, according to the National Fire Protection Association including the Elgin blaze Saturday, triggered by a mattress too close to a space heater in an attic.