Space heater dangers

Let's talk about space heaters. They may seem like a temporary relief from the cold, but they aren't the safest. It's probably not the best idea to use that space heater that's been stored up in granny's attic. Those old ones are out of date and can leave you with permanent reminders – burns after your house catches on fire. Always remember to never leave them unattended.

But if space heaters are your go-to option to get warm you need to know what to look for and why you shouldn't go for the cheap ones on the block.

Marty Lancton with the Houston Professional Fire Fighters Association is on the Factor with more information.