Cold temps, oil delivery delays lead to surge in space heater sales

Staff photo by Hope M. Hunt The shelves of Walmart in Amherst are nearly picked clean of space heaters on Saturday in the wake the blizzard and accompanying cold snap. The units remaining on the shelves are primarily the lower-priced ceramic heaters, which are limited in terms of heat output.

With the lingering cold snap many hardware retailers are reporting an increase in sales of space heaters and other heating devices.

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