Hello all, Does anyone have any experience with the radiant kerosene
heaters available at Loews? I have had the larger 23000 BTU convection
heater for years and it works very well. I was wondering if the smaller
BTU heater is good for a smaller room or if any one has one and waht their
thoughts are. Other kerosene heaters are getting harder to find in the
Thanks for any info.
Been using them for 20 years in the fall to take the chill out of my
family room before committing to central heat. I use a convection type
heater but have a radiant type as well and it works equally as well.
Both are Kerosun brand and are at leat 10 years old.
expensive.smelly heat , thats what i know about it
available at Loews? I have had the larger 23000 BTU convectionoheater for
years and it works very well. I was wondering if the smaller o10000 BTU heater
is good for a smaller room or if any one has one and waht their thoughts are.
Other kerosene heaters are getting harder to find in the estates.iThanks for
They are illegal in many areas due to the dangers of fire and
asphyxiation. I keep one on hand just for emergencies, but would not
use it on a regular basis in my home.
Plus, with kerosene costing around $3.00 per gallon, and a one gallon
fill lasting about 12 hours, I doubt there's much of a savings over an
electric space heater when heating one room. I believe it's not worth
If you use one, be sure to keep the door open and a window cracked.
The 10k ones are great for a small apt or concentrating heat in one area
of a larger place. If you run a heat pump that struggles on unusually
cold nights it can put an end to that.
The thing that is really good about them is the tank pulls out completely
to refill. Not recommended to do this while it's burning. An oddball
happening could be complete disaster. Guess my number hadn't come up.
Stupid, I know.
Tanks are 1 gal and burn about 12 hrs.
Being a previous user, you may know pets absolutely love 'em, the wick
height has to be left all the way up at all times and you need to burn it
off as soon as anything starts to crisp up on the wick or you'll start to
get an oder.
Kero is getting expensive though.
They were a fad around here in the past. I don't think I know anyone who
uses them now. I always remember people telling you that you can't smell
them and their house stunk and your eyes would be watering. I guess it
is a similar effect with smokers. They don't smell anything either.
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