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What Kind Of Gas Space Heater Should You Use For Your Home


Many homes – old and new – have a furnace that does not heat an entire home. For colder climates, this is a real issue. If your home doesn’t heat correctly or at all, there are several options at your disposal:

– Temporary heaters (or space heaters)
– Semi-permanent heaters (or in-wall heaters)

Gas Wall Furnace

The gas wall furnace is one kind of semi-permanent heater, which is installed into the home’s wall and uses either liquid propane or natural gas. This option is really good for large rooms that don’t consistently get heat. Gas heaters, which you can purchase in a decorative fashion, are typically cheaper to buy and run.

Natural Gas Space Heater

Another worthwhile option is the natural gas space heater but it’s really only temporary. This option is good if you’ve lost heat in the room for a short time. They’re often cheaper and more proficient than electric space heaters. Now, there are several kinds of heaters under this category:

1 – Natural Gas Radiant Heater – This kind of heater works great in large rooms. The heaters have a heating element that’s always in contact with the air. The air becomes heated when it’s in contact with the heater’s elements. It’s best to use a fan to ensure all the air is warmed and circulated.
2 – Forced Air Propane Heater – This heater uses a fan to distribute air into rooms. They’re a bit noisy and do require some maintenance. You must make sure the dust is cleaned off the fan.
3 – Natural Gas Convection Heater – This kind of heater has heating coils that’ll warm the air through contact. The actual heater does not get warm. If you have children, this is the better heater since kids cannot be burnt from it.

Gas-Portable-Heaters-2Propane Space Heaters

Propane space heaters for regular house are originally designed to heat a room faster than other types of heaters that use different heating materials, such as electric heaters. Usually one unit can produce up to 30,000 BTU’s and it will take less than 30 minutes to heat up a adequate single bedroom.

There are a couple of different types available on the market, including vent free heaters, convection heaters, and radiant propane heaters. The great benefit of using this propane gas as a source is that you can still let it run even when the power outage situation.

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