Don’t extend yourself: plug an electric-powered space heater into an outlet with enough capacity and avoid using an extension cord.
Keep it level: always place the space heater on a hard, level, and nonflammable surface (not on rugs or carpets).
The three foot rule: ensure the space heater is at least three feet from anything that can burn (such as bedding, furniture and drapes).
Kid-free zone: keep children and pets away from space heaters.
Don’t leave it running: never leave a space heater on when you leave a room or go to sleep.
Get smoke alarms: install working smoke alarms on every level of your home and test them monthly.
Use a space heater tested to the latest safety standards and certified by a recognized testing lab.
One size doesn’t fit all: ensure your heater is the right size for your home to avoid carbon monoxide.