Electric fires are generally safe, especially if you strictly follow instructions of the manufacturer.
We decided to create a list of safety tips based on the various operation guides of different manufacturers. Make sure that you read and understand all the tips before using your electric fireplace.
- Never use an extension cord. All of the manuals will advise you to refrain from using extensions.
- The heating component of an electric fireplace will get hot once it is turned on: do not touch it with your bare hands. While it is on its operating mode, the heater outlet’s surrounding can also get considerably hot.
- In order to reduce the risk of fire, make sure to keep all combustible materials away from electric fires. Safe distance for the curtain, pillow, bedding, clothes, and furniture should be around 3 feet or more.
- Allow the air to circulate freely. The vents that discharge hot air and parts that intake the fresh air should never be blocked.
- Electric fireplaces are considered pet and kid safe; however, we still recommend you to practice caution when you are operating the appliance near the kids or a person with disability. Never leave them unattended.
- Unplug the heater when you are not using it.
- Examine the plug and cord of your electric fireplace. Avoid operating it in case it is damaged.
- Do not operate an electric fire if it was dropped, has damage or is malfunctioning. Return the heater to an authorised facility for mechanical or electrical adjustment and other repairs.
- Never use your electric fireplace in bathrooms or laundry areas that will expose your equipment to water. Remember that electricity and water is never a good match. Do not install the heater in a place where it can accidentally fall on a water container.
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