Follow these tips to safely heat your home during the frigid winter months

  • 32% of home fires are caused by space heaters
  • More home fires occur during the cold winter months than at any other time of year

Make sure to follow these important tips before you plug in:

  • Place space heaters on a flat, level surface, away from high traffic areas.
  • Never leave space heaters unattended.
  • Only use space heaters with the certification label of a nationally recognized testing lab.
  • Plug a space heater directly into an outlet and avoid using an extension cord.
  • Don’t use a space heater if the plug is broken, or the cord is frayed, worn, or damaged.

Four home heating tips to live by:

  1. Keep anything that can burn at least three feet away from a heating source.
  2. Have your heating system inspected annually.
  3. Keep vents clear of dust and debris.
  4. Install carbon monoxide (CO) alarms to avoid the risk of CO poisoning.