5 Space Heater Safety Tips
According to the National Fire Protection Association, 32% of home heating fires are caused by space heaters. Follow these Space Heater Safety Tips to keep you and your loved ones safe during the colder months.
1. Pick a Safe Location
Place your space heater on a flat, dry and level surface. To avoid tip-over and injury, avoid putting a space heater in areas where children or pets are often present.
2. Follow the 3-feet Rule
Ensure your space heater is positioned at least 3 feet away from any flammable object or substance. Having items within 3 feet can pose a serious fire hazard.
3. Avoid Extension Cords
Always plug your space heater directly into an outlet to decrease chances of overheating, electrical shock and fire.
4. Check Safety Features
Read the instruction manual and safety tag on your space heater before operating it to confirm it will automatically shit off if tipped over or becoming overheated.
5. Shut it off
Before leaving your home, always turn off your space heater and unplug it from the outlet.
As we head into the colder winter season, make sure you follow these tips to avoid potential fires in your home or business. Follow along with our blog to learn more tips of how to keep you and your family safe and healthy!