Generally speaking, a propane heater should not be used indoors. While some propane heaters are labeled "for indoor use," there is still risk of carbon monoxide poisoning.Know More
The Consumer Product Safety Commission reports that every year there are around 150 non-fire carbon monoxide poisoning deaths, mostly caused by consumer products like space heaters, propane heaters and generators being used in unventilated areas.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, an un-vented gas space heater that meets current safety standards is designed to shut off if oxygen levels fall too low. But in Massachusetts in 2011, a propane heater with an "indoor use" label was blamed for the deaths of two residents due to being in a poorly ventilated area, according to a local news source.Learn more about Heating & Cooling
Mr. Heater propane heaters are widely available through many large retailers, such as Amazon.com, Home Depot, Staples and Walmart. Some are shipped, while others are available in stores.Full Answer >
Kerosene heaters produce more heat for the amount of fuel put into them, and propane heaters are more costly to keep filled but produce less pollution when used. Propane heaters, depending on the current price of propane gas, cost about twice as much to keep filled for the same heating.Full Answer >
Since kerosene is a liquid and propane is burned as a gas, converting from kerosene to propane can be prohibitively expensive. Almost all parts related to combustion need to be switched, which means purchasing a number of parts and using them in a furnace not designed for propane heating.Full Answer >
As of 2015, propane heater regulators cost as low as $12 and up to $110 for premium models listed on websites such as Tractor Supply Co. and PropaneProducts.com. The types of propane heater regulators available include automatic changeover, adjustable, two-stage, high-pressure and low-pressure regulators.Full Answer >