Place Space Heaters at Least Three Feet Away from Combustibles

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.