DeLonghi Oil Heaters Safety

Updated November 21, 2016

DeLonghi produces a variety of upright oil-filled radiator heaters for residential use. The heaters warm bedrooms and living rooms with steady, energy-efficient electric heat. Some of the DeLonghi models are equipped with an adjustable thermostat and three heat settings. Other models have a timer with 96 settings to heat rooms for a set amount of time at different periods throughout the day and night. Several models have thermostats that automatically maintain an optimal room temperature. You have a number of safety measures to consider when operating DeLonghi heaters.


Locate the DeLonghi heater out of the flow of traffic and at least 3 feet from any combustible material, which includes furniture, bedding, clothes and paper. Place the heater on a firm surface, not on a bed or couch. Don't use where gasoline or other flammable liquids are stored. Use extreme caution when the heater is operating and not attended.

Use in Bathroom

If the DeLonghi heater is used in a bathroom, select the model with the GFCI plug that is safe for use in bathrooms. Otherwise, do not use the heater in a bathroom, laundry room or outdoors. Never place the heater where it will fall into a water container.

Pets and Children

Use extreme caution when operating the DeLonghi heater around pets or children. Don't touch the heater with bare skin or place any covering over the heater.

Electric Cord

Plug the DeLonghi heater into a standard electrical socket. One blade of the plug is wider than the other and will only fit one way into the outlet. Don't plug more than one heater into the same outlet or into outlets wired into the same circuit. Don't run the cord under a carpet or rug. During operation, the plug and cord may feel warm. If they feel hot, discontinue use immediately. The electric outlet may be worn.

Extension Cord

Avoid using an extension cord with the DeLonghi heater. If an extension cord is necessary, use a heavy-duty cord with a 14-gauge or larger wire. Avoid placing the heater or cord in a location where someone might trip over it, and unplug the heater when not in use.


Remove all packing material before operating the DeLonghi heater. Be certain the wheels are fully extended. Don't use the heater if the cord or plug is damaged. Ask the manufacturer or service agent to replace the damaged cord, and discontinue use if the heater has been dropped, damaged or is leaking oil. Clean the heater with a damp, soft cloth.

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Kim Dieter has taught agriscience classes, developed curriculum and participated in the school accreditation process at the secondary and community college levels since 1980. She holds a Master of Science degree from the University of California, Davis, in animal science.