Keep at least three feet of clearance between your alternate heat source and anything combustible.
Never leave a heater on when you are not in the room or when you go to sleep.
Never leave children or pets unattended near heating sources.
Only use heaters that have been tested to the latest safety standards and certified by a nationally recognized testing laboratory such as Underwriters Laboratories (UL). These heaters will have the most up-to-date safety features like automatic shut-offs.
Only install and use heaters according to the manufacturer’s recommendations.