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As Propane Prices Rise, Demand For Space Heaters Go Up

January 29, 2014, 7:00 AM by Stephanie Gregory

As Propane Prices Rise, Demand For Space Heaters Go Up

With the cold weather we've seen and will continue to see through the next few weeks, space heaters can warm up cold fingers and toes, but if not properly used, it can turn dangerous.

"Everyone's heater sales are sky high this year," Northern Tool general manager Wes Klug said.

Klug says space heaters have been flying off the shelves this winter and it's all because of propane.

"This year with the propane prices it might not be as economical as it has been in the past. Before propane was normally cheaper than electricity, but this year there are a lot of electric heaters," Klug said.

But, before throwing the space heaters in your cart, Sioux Falls Fire Rescue gives you tips to keep your home safe.

"Create that three-foot safety zone, so we're keeping it three feet away from anything that can burn. And we are also keeping that safety zone to keep children and pets away from it," Sioux Falls Fire Battalion Chief Mike Top said.

Top says if you have an older space heater it may be time to get a newer one.

"There are more safety standards in the newer models today, so they have that tip over switch on them. They are tested for newer standards as accidents happen," Top said. 

Klug also reminds his customers to be cautious when using the machines.

"Follow the instructions to protecting yourself and your family. When it calls for a professional to do it, make that call and they will do it the right way and up to code," Klug said.

Klug says kerosene heaters are also big sellers for construction sites this year because people want to stay away from a big propane bill.

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