I practice yoga quite a lot. However during winter I practically have to
stop the practice because where we live its too dry and cold. I tried
electric heaters but there was not enough heat output and the dryness was
still a problem. I also tried a high output ultrasonic humidifier and this
works reasonalby well although as the humidity increased the relative
temperature decreased!! Also the problem with ultrasonic humidifiers is that
the air gets suspended with water droplets which at high concentrations is
probably not so good for items in the room.
I am now thinking of getting a garage style propage/gas blower heater
(basically a cylinder with a fan and gas feed). These throw out about 10kw
and as they burn gas, the output should be CO2 and H2O vapour. A typical
electric heater will release 2KW and so I am guessing that with the gas
heater I can get the temp to about 35°C (95F) which is what I want. Without
drying the room.
Now all of these heaters come with a warning that they should only be used
outdoors or in well ventilated areas. However I expect that I will only
have to use it for about 15 minutes to warm up the room and then I can turn
it off. My questions are:
1. do these heaters do a good job of burning the gas completely or am I
likely to have problems with carbon monoxide etc?
2. are there any good devices for measuring carbon monoxide etc?
3. am I right in thinking that the humidity will increase as well due to
the release of H2O?
My estimated costs of using gas is about 1usd per hour which is a lot
cheaper then electricity too.