Asked by: Harsh Ganshirt
asked in category: General Last Updated: 19th March, 2020

Which is safer propane or kerosene heaters?

Do you prefer a kerosene or propane model? Kerosene is combustible, burns strongly, and offers a strong amount of heat. By contrast, propane is cleaner burning and can easily be found at most gas stations and grocery stores. It's also much cheaper than kerosene.

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Similarly, you may ask, is kerosene heater safer than propane?

Safety. Both kerosene and propane heaters emit carbon monoxide into the air, which can be deadly when ingested. It's important that, no matter which heater you choose, you vent it properly. Carbon monoxide is odorless and colorless, so it can be quite dangerous.

One may also ask, are propane heaters safe to use indoors? Used properly, indoor propane heaters are safe. Never place anything on top of an indoor propane space heater. Install carbon monoxide detectors in your home, or the space where you use your indoor propane space heater. Never leave an indoor propane heater unattended.

Besides, are kerosene heaters safe to use indoors?

A kerosene heater can be perfectly safe to use indoors. Always make sure to follow kerosene heater ratings and safety guidelines. Kerosene heaters produce carbon monoxide but gas ovens, burning candles, fireplaces, and lamps do too. A kerosene heater can be a potential risk for fire in certain situations.

Is it safe to run a kerosene heater in a garage?

Just point it into open space - maybe even use a couple of fans to move the heat around the space and you'll do fine. If your garage is tightly sealed, I'd get a carbon-monoxide detector, just to be safe, and you may need to crack a window or prop a door open a bit to ensure a good supply of fresh air.

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