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5 Space Heater Safety Tips

Posted 11 years ago

Space Heater Safety TipsSpace heaters provide comfort and warmth when the weather out is just to cold to handle. But that doesn’t mean that all you have to think about is the warm and cozy comfort it provides. It’s very important to check on your heating unit every once in a while and make sure that it is safe to use.

To make sure you and your family are safe and sound, aside from warm and snug, here are 5 space heater safety tips to keep in mind:
  1. Keep anything that can burn at least three feet away from heating equipment, like the furnace, fireplace, wood stove, or portable sapce heater.
  2. Have a three-foot “kid-free zone” around open fires and space heaters.
  3. Have heating equipment and chimneys cleaned and inspected every year by a qualified professional.
  4. Remember to turn portable heaters off when leaving the room or going to bed.
  5. Always use the right kind of fuel, specified by the manufacturer, for fuel burning space heaters.
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