How to Safely Run Extension Cords Through Windows

How to Safely Run Extension Cords Through Windows

Running extension cords through windows can be convenient, but also dangerous if not done properly. Follow these safety tips to securely run cords while minimizing risks.

Assess the Situation

Before running a cord through a window, determine if it's truly necessary or if there's a safer alternative.



Prep the Window and Cord

If running a cord through the window makes the most sense:

Run the Cord Through the Window

Follow these safe practices when routing extension cords:

Open the Window

Route the Cord

Secure the Cord

Maintain Safety

To keep window cords safe:

With proper precautions, extension cords can be securely run through windows temporarily when needed. But whenever possible, utilize more permanent wiring solutions for ongoing power needs outside the home.