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By: Jim Simmons, Mr. Electric
Portable heaters (any heater that plugs into an outlet) are wonderful things. They can keep us warm and increase our comfort, but they can also be dangerous.
More than 25,000 residential fires and 300 deaths are associated with the use of portable space heaters every year. (Source: U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission). As an electrical contractor, one of our jobs is to repair wiring in homes and businesses that have been damaged.
In many instances in the winter months we find wiring that has been damaged by overloading …