Guardian Angel and Space Heaters

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

My guardian angel must really love me.

We bought a space heater at the beginning of the cold season. It was one of those neat things with several heat settings, a timer, auto on/off, etc. It worked great as we spend most of our time in the front half of the condo and shut off the rest until bedtime. (Hey, at 900 sq ft, it's easy to shut half off.) Anyway, that little sucker ran almost non-stop for the last several months. We even let it run overnight when David had to sleep in his LayZBoy with his CPAP.

When we had that last cold snap here in Houston, David turned the heater back on one afternoon. After just a few minutes a horrible smell filled the entire house so he unplugged it. It smelled like melted plastic. We couldn't find anything on the heater that looked damaged and we just left it on the end table.

Being the incredible housekeeper I am, I finally decided this evening to remove the heater (yeah, almost a week AFTER the darn thing acted up). My intention had been to find a place to store it. That is, until I saw the surge protector it was plugged into. Needless to say, the heater is now being the dumpster.

See? My guardian angel loves me.
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    That really IS a close call. Yes you were protected . . . big time.
    3827 days ago
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    Whew.....that was a close one, eh?

    I've heard of too many tragic stories involving these headers. I had one for a few years but it really didn't work efficiently so it was eventually scrapped (fortunately there were no worse problems than poor heat output).

    3830 days ago
    Lucky hubby never never will let us use a space heater. I had a couple before we were married and he said....NO, they are TOO dangerous...they cause too many fires. So glad you escaped that fate!!! Kiss your angel that is for sure.

    3830 days ago
    you are so lucky it was plugged into the surge protector. i'm glad you were at home awake when it went bad. guardian angel loves you, yes indeed !!!!!!!! emoticon
    3830 days ago
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