Jeff Flowers on December 3, 2013 1 Comment Winter is here. Along with the lower temperatures outside, comes the high energy cost of keeping you warm inside your home. To help cut these costs, many people turn to portable space heaters to keep them warm. These supplemental heaters work great at keeping you warm, but if used improperly, they may also pose a hazard to you and your family. Embed This Infographic: Infographic via: AllergyandAir.com According to the National Fire Protection Association, 33% of all home heating fires in America, plus a whopping 81% of the deaths from those fires, are due to the improper use of portable space heaters. In the year 2011 alone, the NFPA reports that there were approximately 53,600 home fires, plus 400 deaths and 1,500 injuries. It’s precisely because of these numbers that we have compiled our top safety tips to keep in mind when you use your portable space heater. While these stats may seem daunting, keep in mind, there are millions of portable space heaters being used every year. By following the recommended guidelines below, you lower your overall risk of an accidental fire in your home and keep your family warm all at the same time. Before you crank up your space heater for the season, make sure you read over our list of space heater safety tips. Share These Safety Tips With Your Friends & Family Embed This Infographic: Infographic via: AllergyandAir.com Help keep your friends and family safe by sharing this Space Heater Infographic on your favorite social network or embedding it on your website. With this embed code, simply copy the code and paste it directly to your website. And just like that, it’s possible for you to spread information that may help prevent a house fire.. or even something worse.