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Space heater safety tips from Nationwide

In 2014, heating equipment was involved in an estimated 56,400 reported U.S. home structure fires. These fires resulted in 560 deaths, 1,600 injuries and $1.3 billion in direct property damage.[1]  Check out this space heater safety infographic below for more information about staying safe around space heaters

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How to safely use space heaters

Practicing good safety measures can dramatically reduce the risk of a fire in your home, but accidents can and do happen. Consider homeowners insurance coverage, which can protect your property in the event of a fire.

[1] National Fire Protection Association (accessed 05/2018)
The information listed above was obtained from sources believed to be reliable. Nationwide, its affiliates and employees do not guarantee improved results based upon the information contained herein and assume no liability in connection with the information or the provided safety suggestions. The recommendations provided are general in nature; unique circumstances may not warrant or require implementation of some or all of the safety suggestions. There may be additional available safety procedures that are not referenced on this webpage.


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