Portable Heater Safety

8 Tips to stay safe with your Portable plug-in heaters.

  • Keep items a minimum of 3 feet away from the heater, all the way around.
  • Keep off of flammable materials such as carpets, rugs, clothes, plastics.
  • Keep away from beds do two things can fall off of a bed.
  • Only use as supplemental heat, not as a permanent heat source.
  • Use only when supervised by a competent adult.
  • Do not leave heater ON or even plugged-in when you are away from your home. Always unplug the heater.
  • Do not use your heater went to sleep.
  • Always read and follow the manufacturers instructions.

Also always have a working smoke alarm in your home as required by Evansville city building commissioner and building code. And if your smoke alarm is over 10 years old – it is time to upgrade to a new unit as suggested by the manufacturer.