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.Continue Reading
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
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 >
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 >
Vanguard propane heater replacement parts can be purchased through online retailers such as Sears PartsDirect, Allparts Equipment & Accessories and PartsFor.com. As of March 2015, the Sears PartsDirect website carries replacement parts for over 10 different models of Vanguard propane heaters.Full Answer >
One benefit of a vent-free propane heater is the ease of installation, because neither a vent pipe nor chimney is needed. Some LP heaters do not require electricity, so they are useful in a power outage. They are typically quiet, efficient and simple to use.Full Answer >