The National Fire Prevention Association (NFPA) tells us that 49% of fires occur during December, January, and February. Many of these fires are caused by improper use of space heaters.
Underwriters Labs has a good set of safety rules for space heaters, including:
- Following instructions
- Don’t use a damaged heater
- Keep all combustibles at a safe distance – at least three feet away
- Teach children to not play with the heater
- Avoid using extension cords
Are there any other safety tips you follow with use of your space heater?