Space Heaters

When the weather turns cold, it can bring a chill into our homes and offices. Portable space heaters have become a popular and simple way to help central heating or heat in one room, but this type of heating equipment is one of the leading causes of home fire deaths!

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Additional Tips

  • Purchase a heater with the seal of a qualified testing laboratory.
  • Keep the heater at least 3 foot away from anything that can burn, including people. Consider a “kid-free zone” around heaters.
  • Place the heater on a solid, flat surface so it cannot easily tip over.
  • Make sure your heater has an auto shut-off to turn the heater off if it tips over.
  • Plug the heater directly into the wall outlet – never use an extension cord.
  • Space heaters should be turned off and unplugged when you leave the room or go to bed.
  • Two in five deaths in space heater fires involve portable electric space heaters.