Note the following crucial safety precautions when considering buying a space heater. Space heaters are everywhere, and it’s easy to see why. These are portable and convenient, and quite powerful. You could have a frigid room heated within 13 or so minutes, they are that powerful. Much better than an oil furnace or gas fireplace. Anyways, what homeowners don’t know is that space heaters can be a fire hazard. These heating devices take a lot of power. Make sure you plug them into the wall, and not into an extension cord. This should be obvious, but never put clothes or anything flammable around a portable heating system either. Another thing to consider is how long are you away from your lake house? Some homeowners have a habit of leaving the heating device running while they are away from home. Really, you should always turn your space heater off when you are not at home. Leaving it on unsupervised can increase chances of a fire. Also, make sure children and pets do not accidentally knock it over, as this can also cause problems and potentially a fire. These are some things to keep in mind when you are considering buying a space heating device from your local HVAC store. Ann personally has one and it works great, so long as she takes the safety precautions. As long as she is careful she should be fine.