Space heaters – including direct vent propane fireplaces – are great appliances to have around, capable of providing supplemental heat in hard-to-warm spaces in your home so you can keep your central thermostat temperature at more reasonable levels.
But space heaters do require a little extra care in handling: according to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), space heaters account for more than two out of every five house fires in the U.S. – second only to cooking accidents as a cause of household fires.
It’s important to note, however, that most of those fires are caused by carelessly placed or portable heaters– problems you can avoid when you have your propane hearth or space heater sized, installed and maintained by a professional.
Still, safety should always be the top consideration when using any type of heater.
Here are some propane safety tips to keep in mind as you continue to warm your West Virginia home in the weeks and months to come.
At Roach Energy, your safety is ALWAYS our #1 priority. If you have any questions about your propane fireplace or space heater – or if you are considering a propane fireplace installation in WV or western Maryland – contact us today for a FREE, no obligation estimate.