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Electric Fireplace Safety

2/2/2022 (Permalink)

Now that winter is in full swing, we are all looking for ways to warm up. Electric fireplaces are one of the many ways you can keep your house toasty. Unlike a traditional fireplace, they do not use wood. Instead, it only relies on electricity. Just like any other appliance, it is important to look into safety tips before you begin using your fireplace regularly.

Since electric fireplaces don't burn wood, they are a much safer alternative to a wood-burning fireplace in your home. It is not always ideal to have a fire in your house, so opting for the warmth and coziest of electric fireplaces is the best option.

Leave the Heater Off

Leaving the heater off can limit the chance of an electrical fire. Although the risk of an electric fireplace is unlikely, if you do not need the heat on, don’t use it. You can still have the ambiance of the fireplace, just a little bit safer. 

Don’t Block the Heater Inlet or Outlet

By blocking the fireplace’s inlet or outlet, you may be risking the fireplace overheating. Limiting the risk of your appliance overheating is key to using an electric fireplace safely.

Prioritize Quality

The higher quality fireplace you invest in, generally, the safer the appliance will be. We suggest reading reviews and researching products in your price range.

Electric fireplace safety may seem simple, but it is still important to review. If there is ever a disaster and you need help, call SERVPRO to help. Electric fireplaces are becoming safer and safer, but it is still essential to prioritize the safety of you and your loved ones.

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