Do Not Connect the Heater to an Extension Cord
This time of year you need to work to keep your home warm and cozy. Christmas garlands, decorations, extra blanket on the sofa. And, of course, a heater. But with all these decorations, forks are at a premium. You think no problem , I have an extension cord . Well, let me say: nononononono.
At the # 1 Fire Department of Umatilla County, Oregon, there is a small demonstration of what can happen if you plug a heater into an extension cord:
Looks bad, right ?? Apartment Therapy writes that in a now deleted Facebook post (I assume the danger of becoming mega-viral) the fire department warned: “These devices are not designed to handle the high current required by the heater and can overheat or overheat. even catch fire due to the additional flow of energy. “
Remember that extension cords are not surge protectors, but many heaters come with specific instructions, often allowing you to plug them directly into a wall outlet. Keep warm and do not get warm!
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