Flat Rate Home Services Urges Consumers to be Aware of Space Heater Dangers

Proper Furnace Maintenance Reduces Need for Space Heaters.

Waukesha, WI, February 05, 2015 --(PR.com)-- Space heaters can be a convenient, less expensive way to warm up a chilly room. However, Flat Rate Home Services believes the dangers may outweigh that convenience. According to the National Fire Protection Association, portable space heaters account for one-third of reported house fires. Eighty-one percent of those fires have associated deaths and 51% result in direct property damage. In 2013, heating equipment was involved in an estimated 60,407 reported home structure fires, 488 civilian deaths, 1,621 civilian injuries and $913 million in direct property damage.

“Regular home furnace maintenance, combined with educating yourself on how to properly use a space heater, if absolutely necessary, can be life-saving.” –Ryan Gumieny of Flat Rate Home Services

Flat Rate Home Services suggests following the following safety tips when using a space heater:

· Do not place heaters under desks, tables or in any enclosed area.
· Always monitor heaters when in operation.
· Never plug space heaters into an extension cord.
· Check space heaters daily – Do not use if missing guards, feet, or control knobs.
· Keep space heaters away from exit ways, walkways or paths of travel.
· Do not use heaters in wet areas like kitchens, bathrooms or laundry rooms.
· Do not use space heaters if small children or pets are in the area.

Flat Rate Home Services can keep your home furnace operating safely and efficiently. They will provide you with the knowledge you will need to insure your equipment lasts for many years to come. Their expert technicians repair, service and maintain furnaces of any make, model or brand. If you are in need of new equipment, Flat Rate can also install a wide range of new heating systems designed to fit your home’s heating needs and your budget.

Since 1989, Flat Rate Home Services’ goal has always been to become the premier home services provider. Their years of experience serving the entire Southeastern Wisconsin area (including Milwaukee, Waukesha, Racine, Kenosha, Washington, and Ozaukee Counties), have made them the trusted plumbing, heating and air conditioning professionals.

For more information, or to schedule an interview, please contact Debra Lopez at 262-989-0604.
Debra Lopez Public Relations
Debra Lopez