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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!