Space Heater Safety Tips: Safe Ways to Delight in the Holiday Season

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According to the U.S. Fire Administration data from the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and the U.S. Fire Administration (USFA), an estimated 240 home fires involving Christmas trees and another 150 home fires involving holiday lights and other decorative lighting occur each year. Together, these fires result in 21 deaths and $25.2 million in direct property damage.

There are ways to enjoy the holiday season and stay safe.Following a few simple safety tips will make your holiday a pleasant, memorable experience.

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If you're using a space heater to warm indoor areas this winter then follow these guidelines for safe use as suggested by the Electrical Safety Foundation International:

The U.S. Fire Administration indicates that some fires are started by dry lit trees and others are caused by candles. Another common cause for fires is gas-fueled equipment like pilot lights and fireplaces. Some fires are caused by cooking while others are caused by using space heaters.

Hopefully these safety tips will help you to enjoy Christmas with your family this season in a safe way.

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