• When I use my electric fan heater the mains plug gets warm...?

    ...after only about 20mins; does this mean its not safe to use? It is quite old. The plug doesn't get hot, just warm to the touch. (No, the heater is not blowing warm air onto it.) My central heating has broken down so I'm using it temporarily to make my son's bedroom warm before he goes to bed. I don't leave it running... show more
    ...after only about 20mins; does this mean its not safe to use? It is quite old. The plug doesn't get hot, just warm to the touch. (No, the heater is not blowing warm air onto it.) My central heating has broken down so I'm using it temporarily to make my son's bedroom warm before he goes to bed. I don't leave it running unattended or for long periods.
    9 answers · Maintenance & Repairs · 1 decade ago