Gas Heater

Do you know what a gas heater is? Gas heater is specifically a space heater used to heat a room or an outdoor area by burning natural gas, liquid petroleum gas, propane or butane. As far as the category of gas heaters are concerned, the indoor heaters can be divided into two ways the flued and the non-flued or the vented and unvented. As far as the basic difference between the flued and non-flued heaters are concerned, the flued heaters are always permanently installed, the non-flued heaters are unvented heaters which may be permanently installed or portable. However, it needs to be kept in mind that non-flued heaters can be quite risky if proper precautions are not taken.

The best thing about gas heaters is that a large space can be heated quickly and cost effectively with these type of heaters. But you need to keep in mind that if you are planning to install a gas heater it should be done only by a specialist and has to be looked after by a gas service specialist. This is because an unsafe gas heater can put your house into fire or can fill your home with unsafe fumes. However, if you have a gas heater that is serviced properly and you use correctly it will be really economical and efficient to use such a system.

Now let us have a look at the advantages of using gas heaters.

• Gas creates fast, convenient and easily controlled heat
• In case you have other appliances running on gas then using a gas heater proves really economical
• Gas heater has minimum carbon footprint as it has the lowest fossil fuel emission
• The modern gas heaters that are used are efficient and hence cheap to use
• The best thing about gas heaters is that they can be installed almost anywhere in the house

There are certain things that you need to keep in mind while choosing gas heaters as well.

• It is always a good idea to choose a flued gas heater because non-flued gas heaters emits poisonous gases directly into the home. Such gases can make the home damp and also cause health hazards.
• It is a good idea to choose gas heaters that has high energy efficiency
• Opt for a condenser gas heater because such gas heaters are cheaper to run and are also more efficient
• It is better to avoid decorative gas heaters because they cost unnecessarily and are not much effective in heating your home.

Last but not the least, the things that you ought to keep in mind while installing gas heaters are the following:

• You need to have lots of ventilation. It is important as it allows fresh air to come in and fumes to go out
• You should keep away young and elderly people from touching very hot surfaces
• It is pertinent that you keep all inflammable materials away from the gas heater

A word of caution would be a faulty gas heater can cause serious health hazards, so the moment you witness any such symptoms which indicates that you may be affected with carbon monoxide you should immediately turn off the heater and step outside for fresh air.

 

 

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