It’s important to unplug your electric heater before leaving the house

Laura remembered to unplug her electric heater before she left for the weekend.

The colder it gets outside, the happier I have become that I have an electric heater for my bedroom. Rather than have to deal with my drafty windows, I simply turn up my space heater and stay warm no matter how cold the weather becomes.

My roommate Laura was having the same problem in her bedroom, and borrowed a space heater from her parents to help combat the problem with the chilly rooms. These handy appliances have really been a lifesaver in our otherwise frigid apartment, but we went out of our way to be extra careful due to the number of fires caused by these every year.

One thing we learned was that it is important to unplug your electric heater if you're going away for a long time. This will ensure that the device is definitely switched off before you leave the house, as well as prevent it from causing any damage in case of electrical surge.

Laura went to visit a college friend in Washington D.C. this weekend, and while she was packing before she left, she took care to turn off and unplug the space heater in her room. It was nice to know that even though she was out of town, my other roommate and I didn't have to worry about Laura's heater.

The space heaters in our house have been doing a great job at keeping us warm as it gets colder outside, and as long as we continue to be careful with the way that we use them, my roommates and I don't anticipate having any problems with these trusty appliances.

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