This module provides basic information about using space heaters. Following these instructions will help ensure the safety of you and your family.
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You should be aware of the following hazards when using space heaters:
Some propane space heaters are designed only for use outdoors. Others are designed only for use indoors. Check your owner’s manual or contact a qualified service technician to be sure you are using the right kind of heater.
When selecting a heater, look for one that has been tested and certified by a nationally recognized testing laboratory.
The appliance manufacture’s manual that came with your space heater tells how to set up and operate it safely. Read and follow the manufacturer’s operating instructions.
A good practice is to read aloud the instructions and warning labels to all members of the household to be certain that everyone understands how to operate the heater safely.
Keep the owner’s manual in a convenient place to refer to when needed.
Use your mouse to identify the four potential hazards in this picture. Click on the hazard to learn more.
Read each statement below. Decide if the statement is true or false.
|Any type of space heater can be used indoors.|
|High levels of carbon monoxide can be produced by a space heater that is not properly vented.|
|Space heaters should be placed at least three feet from flammable objects such as bedding, clothes, curtains, etc.|
|Children and pets are completely safe around most space heaters.|
|If a family member shows physical symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning, you should call a qualified service technician.|