Radiant gas fireplaces are beautiful additions to any home, but part of their appeal is the heat they put off, and heat does come with some risks. While a properly-inspected radiant gas fireplace is safe to operate, the glass front on the fireplace does get very hot and can pose a burn risk to children and pets if you don’t take measures to prevent it. Follow these safety tips from the Hearth, Patio & Barbecue Association to make your fireplace as safe as possible.
- Educate guests and family members about the hazards of the hot glass.
- Supervise children and pets around the fireplace until at least an hour after the fireplace has been turned off.
- Keep the remote out of reach of children to prevent accidental operation of the fireplace.
- Put up a safety screen or barrier to keep pets and children out of reach of the glass.