How to Use a Space Heater Safely
Space heaters can provide extra warmth in a drafty room or chilly home office, but they can also be dangerous if they are not used carefully. Half of all home heating fires happen during the months of December, January and February and they are mostly caused when a heater (typically an electric one) is placed too close to curtains, bedding or upholstered furniture.
Space Heater Safety Tips
1) Place the heater on a hard, level and nonflammable surface. These appliances are intended to sit on the floor, not on a table!
2) Establish a 3 foot kid and pet-free zone around the heater, and never put a space heater in a child’s room.
3) Keep the space heater at least 3 feet away from combustible materials, such as furniture, bedding and curtains. A taller heater may need to be even farther away.
4) Don’t use a heater in a workshop or garage near paint, gas cans or matches.
5) Turn it off when you leave the room or go to bed.
6) Unplug the heater when it’s not in use by pulling the plug straight from the outlet. Check the cord for damage periodically, and don’t use the heater if the cord is frayed or worn.
7) Don’t plug another electrical device or an extension cord into the same outlet as a heater, that can cause overheating.
8) Install working smoke alarms on every level of your home and in every bedroom. Check their batteries regularly and test them monthly.
9) Make sure your space heater carries safety certification, has an automatic shutoff feature, a GFI plug and a sturdy cord.
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