Tips For Using Space Heaters Safely

With temperatures falling, people turn to space heaters for extra warmth, but such heaters cause thousands of fires and hundreds of deaths a year.

If you are using a space heater through the winter, there are a few tips to stay safe.

- Never leave a space heater close to anything flammable.

- Don’t use an extension cord or power strip with a space heater.

- Make sure your space heater is set on a level, flat surface to prevent it from getting knocked over.

- Never leave a space heater running while you sleep.