February 24, 2009 09:10 ET

Heat Your Home Safely This Winter; Safety Matters® With Honeywell Portable Heaters

SOUTHBOROUGH, MA--(Marketwire - February 24, 2009) - Honeywell portable heaters are a terrific way for households to save money on heating bills, especially with rising energy costs. Heating the room you're in is a sensible and cost-effective way to save on heating bills, but it's important to use them safely.

Portable heaters can be as safe as common appliances when used properly. Your coffee maker, electric griddle/skillet and toaster all use the same amount of electricity and can get just as hot as a portable heater.

It's knowing how to use them safely that makes the difference. For example, you must keep portable heaters at least three feet away from objects such as curtains, bedding, furniture, etc. For additional safety tips, consumers can log onto and go to the safety tips page. There you will find 11 simple tips that have been developed in conjunction with the Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers (AHAM). As with all household appliances, be sure to read and follow the manufacturer's safety instructions before use.

In addition to these safety tips, consumers should look for portable heaters that come equipped with special safety features. Because safety is so important to us, we offer a wide variety of Honeywell portable heaters equipped with key Safety Matters® features. Select portable heaters come with top safety enhancements such as: high temperature safety device to prevent overheating; tip-over switch that automatically shuts the heater off when tipped over; SafeGuard™ Alert Badge (that indicates when the grille is too hot to touch); and Cool-touch exterior and handles. A few Honeywell heaters also offer an Auto-off Safety Sensor that senses when an object gets too close and shuts the heater off until the object is removed -- a great feature for households with children or pets.

Kaz is also offering special savings on select Honeywell portable heaters at the Kaz Premium Outlet. Just go to for savings.

For more information on Kaz's line of Honeywell portable heaters, visit Kaz is a global manufacturer and marketer of portable heaters under the Honeywell brands. The Honeywell trademark is used by Kaz, Inc. under license from Honeywell International Inc.

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