Heater safety is important to follow at home. This winter season, and all year long for that matter, be sure to remain vigilant and follow safety recommendations. If your home does not have a heater unit, Do NOT use the stove as a heat source. Instead, use extra blankets, dress in layers, light a fire in your fireplace or use a portable space heater. Note that you should not leave children unattended near a space heater and the units should never be placed on top of furniture or near water. In fact, keep heat sources at least 3 feet away from furniture or drapes. Remember to always have a chemical fire extinguisher handy, working smoke alarms and up-to-date carbon monoxide detector.