Any type of heating device must be used according to the manufacturer's instructions and adhere to any local ordinances or codes. Even when used properly, these items still pose a threat to safety.
- Always read and follow the directions in the instruction booklet.
- Only use pure kerosene. NEVER substitute any alternative fuel!
- Install either an ion or photo electric smoke detector.
- Use the heater only during waking hours. Don't use it overnight or at any time while sleeping.
- Open a window approximately 1 sq. inch for each 1,000 Btu capacity. On a 30" window, a 1/32" crack provides an opening of about 1 sq. in.
- Always refuel out of doors with unit off. Wipe up any spills. A spill can be a slipping hazard, or a single spark could start a fire.
- Place the heater away from combustible materials such as curtains, bedding, clothing, papers and other flammable materials.
- Keep the heater out of traveled areas so that pets or humans do not bump it while walking by.
- Clean and maintain the heater. If it is smoking or not working properly, have it repaired.
- Don't use flammable liquids or vapors near the heater. Tile cement, aerosols, lacquers and flammable liquids all can be ignited easily by the flame.
- When extinguishing the flame, cut down on the amount of unburned hydrocarbons in the home by moving the heater outside.
- Store kerosene in a clean container outside of the house, preferably in a shed. Don't completely fill the tank with cool fuel since it will expand when it gets into the warmth of a home, resulting in an overflow of fuel.
- Don't let children operate or refuel the heater. Limit servicing of the unit to adults who are familiar with proper operating and safety procedures
- Purchase a unit that has an automatic cut-off switch which will turn the heater off automatically if it is tipped over.
Read the manufacturer's recommendations before using.
- Keep away from water (sinks, showers, bathtubs) to prevent electric shock.
- Do not use an extension cord.
- Do not overload the circuit by plugging in multiple appliances into the same outlet.
- Never leave a space heater unattended or leave children or pets alone in a room with a space heater.