Do you use a space heater? Have you started to rely on it to keep you and your family warm because oil and gas prices are still so high? There are safety measures that you should take whenever you use that space heater.

There is a new law that will be going into effect in New York State in just a few months, which is designed to keep you and your loved ones safe. What is that law?

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What is this 'new space heater' law that will be going into effect in New York State?

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The new space heater law has specific requirements for all space heaters that will be sold going forward in the State of New York starting in the spring of 2023.

What are the requirements for all space heaters sold in NYS after this new law goes into effect in 2023?

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Photo by Achudh Krishna on Unsplash
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Space heaters sold in New York will need to have the following, so they can be sold here:

  • A thermostat
  • An automatic shutoff
  • The units will have to be tested by and approved by the United States Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration. No approval, no sale.

Read More: Here are more safety tips to help keep your family safe while using a space heater. 

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Many people use space heaters to stay warm in New York. But few know the important steps you need to take to avoid a fire. 

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