Space Heater Safety
If you use space heaters, be cautious. Space heaters are a major cause of fires and injuries during cooler weather.

The Home Security Store offers the following simple precautions as a good start to practicing space heater safety.
  • When purchasing a space heater, make sure that it is approved by a certified testing organization like Underwriters Laboratories.
  • Read the manual that came with your space heater before using it.
  • If you have to use an extension cord with a space heater, check the manufacturer's recommendations on the cord and make sure that it is the proper wire gauge size and type.
  • When you're not using a space heater, turn it off and unplug it.
  • Keep children away from space heaters; never leave a child unattended with a space heater.
  • Keep space heaters at least three feet away from anything that might be flammable such as furniture, draperies or curtains, bedding, rugs or clothing. Never use a space heater to warm bedding, dry clothes, or thaw pipes.
  • Make sure heaters are vented properly.
  • Keep space heaters away from areas where they may come in contact with water. If you intend to use a space heater in the bathroom, check the manual before purchasing to make sure this is an acceptable use.

  • Do commercial jets have locks on the doors and ignition keys?
  • What does "Case Hardened" mean when it's stamped on a piece of metal?
  • Ridge: Military advances in Iraq do not diminish risk of terrorism at home
  • Is there something in turkey that makes you sleepy?
  • SVAT Outdoor Dummy Camera
  • TSA under fire, but still focused on technology
  • Hidden Camera Detector helps you locate hidden cameras.
  • Learning safety - How a Wisconsin school avoided a Littleton-style massacre
  • Home CCTV Server
  • Street Smarts to Deter Crime
  • Sony camcorder Monitoring system
  • Compare Security Camera Products