As The Makers Of Honeywell Heaters, We Know That Household Safety Is One Of Your Top Priorities.
That's why we took the initiative to create an entire program around the safety of our portable heaters. Entitled Safety Matters™, this constantly evolving program ensures that our products are made with the most innovative, tried and tested safety features.
The safety features of our heaters include:
- Tip-Over safety switch, which automatically shuts down the heater in the event that it's tipped over.
- Flame-resistant materials
- Overheat Protection, which ensures that the heater will shut down if it exceeds temperature requirements
- Caution lights to alert you when a heater is turned on
- Heavy-duty power cords and 3 prong grounded plugs on all metal heaters.
Tips for using heaters safety
Did you know that portable heaters can be as safe to use as your iron or hair dryer if used properly? They can also be as safe to use everyday as kitchen appliances — and use about the same amount of energy. It's knowing how to use them safely that makes all the difference. And to help you do just that, we've listed 11 helpful tips that were compiled by the manufacturers of Honeywell portable heaters, in conjunction with the Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers. For additional tips, visit heatersafety.org.
- Read the manufacturer's instructions and warning labels before using any portable electric heater (or any household appliance).
- Keep flammable materials away from the heater.
- Always plug heater directly in the wall outlet/receptacle. Never use a portable heater with an extension cord or relocation power tap (outlet/power strip).
- Don't use a heater in high-moisture areas (such as a bathroom or outdoors) unless it is specifically designed for these areas. This can be very dangerous as parts of the heater can be damaged by moisture. Fire or electric shock hazard may result.
- Periodically check to make sure outlets/plugs are secure. Plugs can become very hot if they do not fit snugly into the outlet. If this occurs, the outlet may need to be replaced. Call a qualified repairman to replace a suspect outlet.
- Be sure to unplug the heater carefully. Pull the plug straight out of the outlet; do not pull the plug at an angle or by the heater's cord. Also, be sure to inspect the cord periodically. DON'T use a heater with a damaged cord; it can be dangerous.
- Monitor the number of appliances using the same outlet. Too many may cause you to overload a circuit.
- Keep heaters at least three feet away from objects such as curtains, bedding and furniture. DON'T block heater air intake or exhaust.
- Place heaters on a level, flat surface. NEVER place heaters on furniture, since it may fall and cause dislodging or breaking parts in the heater. This could result in a fire or shock hazard.
- Children should be kept away from heaters. Keep heaters out of reach from little hands and do not place a heater in a child's room without adult supervision.
- String out cords on top of rugs or floors. Placing anything on top of the cord may damage it.