Portable electric space heaters can be a convenient source of supplemental heat for your home in cold weather, but they also increase the risk of fire and electric shock if not used properly. According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), half of all home heating fires occur in December, January and February.
ESFI's space heater safety kit includes practical pointers for the safe use of space heaters in the home and workplace and helpful information about the primary hazards to avoid when using these devices.
Space Heater Safety Tips. Safety should be a top consideration when using space heaters. ESFI offers tips to keep you safe and warm when it's cold outside.
Heating Things Up at the Office. Space heater safety is not just a residential concern. Educate employees about safe space heater practices with these simple tips from ESFI.
ESFI Space Heater Virtual Demonstration I (Spanish). Portable electric space heaters can be a convenient source of supplemental heat for your home in cold weather, but they can also increase the risks of fire or electric shock if not used properly. Keep your home safe and warm this winter with some helpful tips from ESFI.
A proactive approach to space heater safety will help keep you safe and warm when it’s cold outside.