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
As of 2014, the most efficient space heater for home use is the Lasko 6435 Designer Oscillating Ceramic Heater, according to Space Heater Center. It provides 1,500 watts of heat and spreads the heat throughout the room by oscillating it.Full Answer >
It is not safe to use diesel fuel in a kerosene heater. According to the National Kerosene Heater Association, the American Petroleum Institute and the Consumer Product Safety Commission, only K-1 grade kerosene should be used.Full Answer >
A 1,500-watt heater uses 1,500 watts an hour if it is left on the entire time; a heater left on around the clock for 24 hours uses 36,000 watts of electricity each day. To determine how many kilowatts the heater uses, divide the number of watts by 1,000.Full Answer >
The propane shortage that affected much of the Midwest during the winter of 2013 and early 2014 was caused by many factors, including the closing of a propane pipeline, increased demand, severe weather and a delay in Canadian imports. Officials did not predict a shortage for the 2014-2015 winter season.Full Answer >