Please Be Safe with Electric Heaters!

With all of the extremely cold temperatures we are experiencing this winter, many of us have turned to electric heaters just to keep our homes warm.  They help heat up a room faster, but also come with some dangers.  One third of all home heating fires are caused by space heaters.

Please follow these tips in order to avoid fires and burns:

  1. Don’t place a heater too close to clothing, mattresses, bedding, or upholstered furniture.

  2. Don’t place a heater under any furniture or in an enclosed space.

  3. Use newer heaters that automatically shut off if they tip over.

  4. Keep heaters at least 3 feet away from any object that is combustible.

  5. Always plug the heater directly into the wall receptacle, never into a extension cord!

  6. Keep children & pets from directly touching heaters or sitting too close.

Stay warm & be safe this winter!