Combustible materials such as blankets, curtains and newspapers can easily catch on fire.   Be sure to keep these types of materials at least three feet away from space heaters.

  • Turn off space heaters when you leave the room, house, or go to bed.
  • Do not leave space heaters unattended.
  • Only use equipment that has the Underwriters Laboratories (UL) mark which shows that the product has been safety tested.
  • Turn off the space heater if the cord becomes hot.
  • Plug space heaters directly into the socket instead of into an extension cord.
  • Place the heater on the floor and never on a counter top or on furniture.