Safety Tips for Using Space Heaters in the Cold Winter Months


More house fires happen during the winter months, and 32% of home fires are caused by common space heaters. Share these tips if you or someone you know uses space heaters in the cold winter months.

  • Make sure you place the space heater on a flat, level surface, away from high-traffic areas.
  • Plug space heaters directly into a wall socket, avoid using power strips or extension cords.
  • Never leave space heaters on and unattended.
  • You get what you pay for. Use a reputable brand with a certification label of a nationally recognized testing lab.
  • NEVER use a space heater if there is any damage to the plug or cord.


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