Safety in the Home
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Be very careful with space heaters.
Keep flammable materials (curtains, the couch) a safe distance (usually 3 feet) from portable heaters.
Set heaters where they are not in the traffic flow of the room.
As a rule, extension cords are not recommended with space heaters. Small, low wattage heaters may be an exception, but check the manufacturer's recommendations prior to using an extension cord with one. Be safe, just don't use extension cords.
Use space heaters only on solid, firm surfaces. They should never be placed on tables, chairs or other places where they may tip over. Replace old space heaters with ones that will automatically turn off if tipped over.
Do not drape fabric over lamps to dim them. Either buy a lower wattage bulb, or turn the lamp off.