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  • If an appliance falls into water, unplug it before touching it. Even appliances that are turned off can shock you.


  • Never try to alter or override three prong plugs.


  • Ground Fault Interrupters and Surge Guard surge protectors can help protect you from injury and damage to your valuable electronic equipment.


  • Never override a fuse box by replacing a fuse with a penny.


  • Overuse of extension cords can cause overloads and may be dangerous.


  • Too many appliances on one outlet can cause a fire.


  • Have your heating system inspected every heating season. Remember also that changing your filter can save you money by making the system more efficient.


  • Use space heaters carefully. Keep them away from drapes and flammable material. Be extremely careful when using them around small children.


  • Keep electric cords away from heat sources and away from water.


  • Use properly insulated extension cords and grasp the plug, not the cord, when unplugging.


  • Disconnect extension cords when not in use.






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