When my mother had a power failure, but wanted to stay in her
apartment until the power company fixed things, I bought a propane
heater. The instructions said to open the window, but didn't really
say how much.
It seemed like she'd end up colder with the heater than without it.
How much did the window have to be open?
Is it ever worth using a propane heater indoors in the winter?
Propane can give you headaches from the fumes... best to crack a window
open an inch and turn on the bathroom vent fan or the shove hood fan if
it vents outside. This type of heater uses oxygen just as a forced air
gas furnace does so fresh air intake is neccessary. The fan(s)
exhausting will circulate air in/out. Use your nose.. if you can smell
the heater then you need more fresh air.
It probably would have been good then, if a crack is enough and even
my mother didn't smell anything (my nose is not very good) but I
wasn't sure, so we were very much more inconvenienced.
Maybe they'll be some future situation.
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