LP Gas Heaters
Electric space heaters have proven to be an efficient method to heat spaces of your house but when power is limited, liquid propane, or lp gas heaters have become an efficient and economical alternative for heating small enclosed areas. The first thing that should be taken into consideration when looking to buy a LP gas heater is the area that will be heated by the unit. British Thermal Units are used to measure the output of a heater. Larger areas will require more powerful heaters with higher British Thermal Unit outputs. If the area is large, maybe a warehouse or a large workshop, a heater will be needed that has a capacity of about 8000-12,000 BTU. Smaller units would be more appropriate for areas like garages, sheds and smaller workshops.
One of the most important features of a liquid propane space heater is its portability. They can be carried with the user to any place they want or need heat. Medium sized propane heaters could be used in a garage or at a tailgate party and small propane heaters could be used in a tent for camping or in a recreational vehicle.
Another benefit of a liquid propane gas heater is that the gas tanks can be used for a variety of different things. These tanks can often be connected to outdoor bbq equipment when they are not being used for heating. This makes it convenient because the user can have usable propane for a variety of different applications. Changing the tank out only requires a few minutes and is often only a matter of shutting off the gas and screwing a hose on or off. This is also beneficial because places to fill these reusable tanks are easy to find in local communities. They are easy to fill and very cost efficient.
As with all types of gas heaters, there are some risks when using LP Gas Heaters. These heaters should be used in ventilated areas to minimize the risk of harmful gasses building up to toxic levels. They should be handled carefully because the heating elements of the heaters get hot very quickly and take time to cool. To avoid burns the unit should not be moved while in use or for a time after. Tanks should be inspected for leaks and filled by professionals, and home made tanks should never be used. Instruction manuals should be followed when using lp gas and all other types of heaters.