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Space Heater Safety

If your heat goes out, the best thing you can do is call an expert heating company like Verne & Ellsworth Hann.  You may be tempted to use a space heater but there are many facts you should know before using one as a source of heat.

Portable electric space heaters, according to the U.S. Department of Energy, are safe to use in the home, however, while there’s no risk of carbon monoxide, electric space heaters can be a major safety hazard if not used properly.

The Consumer Product Safety Commission estimates that more than 25,000 residential fires and more than 300 deaths are caused each year by space heaters.  More than 6,000 Americans receive hospital emergency room care annually for burn injuries associated with space heaters.

Never leave a space heater running overnight while you sleep and never leave them unattended.  Always plug a space heater directly into an outlet.  Never use an extension cord.  Make sure to place a space heater at least 3 feet away from furniture, window treatments, bedding, clothing, rugs, and other combustible items.  Keep space heaters away from water and refrain from using them in a bathroom or a humid basement.

If you must use a space heater temporarily, educate yourself about the safety hazards.

Verne & Ellsworth Hann, located in Cleveland Heights, is a 5-generation company, owned and operated by brothers Bill and Chris Hann.  Homeowners in the Heights and surrounding areas have relied on Verne & Ellsworth Hann for all of their heating, cooling and plumbing needs for over 63 years.

If you find yourself without heat, call Verne & Ellsworth Hann at 216-932-9755 or visit our website at VEHbrothers.com.

What People Are Saying

  • We have used Verne & Ellsworth Hann for over 20 years.  They have been consistently professional, courteous and efficient.  The city inspectors in our area are sticklers for perfection, Verne & Ellsworth Hann passes with flying colors each and every inspection.  Most importantly I trust their work and their staff.

    - Stephanie, E.( Aurora, Furnace & Air Conditioning Installation, September 2018 )
  • We have been very happy with Verne & Ellsworth Hann!  The installers were professional and efficient.  I would use the company again!  We already told our neighbors and they used Verne & Ellsworth Hann for a tune-up!

    - Lisa M.( Cleveland Heights, Furnace & Air Conditioning Installation, August 2018 )
  • They were excellent. When we moved here, my husband was sick and could not be home with all the noise.  We stayed with our son out of town.  They were great.  We’ve used them since then. When we came back everything was in place and clean. They cover everything.

    - Ramona C.( Cleveland, Heating & Cooling Service, September 2018 )
  • Boiler team was great!  Excellent installation, courteous, clean and communicated effectively throughout project.  Second large project with Verne & Ellsworth Hann, I would recommend them to anyone.  People are great, service is great, no issues whatsoever.

    - Susan M.( Cleveland Heights, Boiler Installation, August 2018 )
  • The installers were courteous and answered any questions.  Thanks!

    - Eileen L.( Cleveland Heights, Furnace & Air Conditioning Installation, August 2018 )