Space Heater Safety

Be safe when using space heaters. Every year, they cause 25,000 residential fires, 300 deaths, and 6,000 contact burns.

Remember to:

  • Only purchase heaters with the Underwriter's Laboratory (UL) label.
  • Choose a thermostatically controlled heater to avoid the energy waste of overheating a room.
  • Select the right size heater. Do not purchase oversized heaters. Most heaters come with a general sizing table. 
  • Place the heater on a level surface away from foot traffic, especially children and pets.