Space heaters are the type of equipment most often involved in home heating equipment fires.
All heaters need space. Keep anything that can burn at least 3 feet (1 meter) away from heating equipment.
Have a 3-foot (1-meter) kid-free zone around open fires and space heaters.
Purchase and use only portable space heaters listed by a qualified testing laboratory.
Have a qualified professional install heating equipment.
Maintain heating equipment and chimneys by having them cleaned and inspected by a qualified professional.
Check the Consumer Product Safety Commission Website for space heater recalls, each year before you turn it on.