Translation

New tips sheet addresses electric portable space heater safety

title

By Lisa Braxton

When I returned home last week after my travels during the holiday season, I turned up the thermostat and also plugged in the portable space heater to get rid of the chill. I wasn’t alone. As the temperature drops, many people are turning to electric portable space heaters to supplement central heat or to heat one room.

NFPA’s new Electric Portable Space Heater safety tips sheet provides safety recommendations for using this type of heater.

  • Purchase a heater with the seal of an independent testing laboratory
  • Choose a heater with a thermostat and overheat protection
  • Make sure your heater has an auto shut-off to turn the heater off if it tips over.

Additional tips and information about different types of space heaters are also included. The tips sheet is customizable. Organizations can include their name and contact information. NFPA has more than 100 safety tips sheets on a number of topics.

Source:: NFPA – Safety Information


Related Articles

Why a home’s open floor plan is concerning to fire safety advocates

By nfpa@jiveon.com TV home improvement shows usually marvel at homes with open-concept designs. After all, today’s homeowners crave spaciousness. Rarely…

Anti-sprinkler sentiment fuels fire officials’ promotion of these life-saving devices

By Fred Durso, Jr. Tom Lia (left), at the scene of a sprinklered home with homeowner/fire inspector Dennis Randolph and…

Volunteer firefighter gives valuable life lesson and instruction on effective storytelling

By nfpa@jiveon.com Personal stories have a power to them. Just ask any one of NFPA’s Faces of Fire, who paint…