A spokesman for Cheyenne Light Fuel and Power says using space heaters this time of year can be both dangerous and expensive.

Alan Stoinski says people don't realize how much power a space heater uses, adding it can add 25 cents per hour to your electric bill. While that may not sound like a lot, it can add up quickly if you use a space heater extensively during the winter months, especially if you are using multiple heaters.

Stoinski says the other concern with space heaters is the fire risk, especially if one happens to tip over.

He says if you do use a  space heater you should make sure it's kept away from flammable items such as drapes, and you shouldn't leave it unattended for long periods.


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