Propane is a gas that is often used to help us heat our homes and cook our food. There are many different types of heaters out there that rely on propane to supply the fuel needed to provide heat for your home. Here are some examples of propane heaters that are available along with a recommended use for each.
Some space heaters use propane rather than electricity to heat smaller areas around the home and garage. These small heaters are generally used in smaller rooms of the home or in rooms that require supplemental heat to remain comfortable. These heaters are self-contained and usually portable, making them very versatile and flexible in terms of their usability. These tend to be the least expensive propane heaters on the market.
Radiant heaters that use propane tend to be somewhat larger than space heaters and are designed to warm individual rooms rather than entire homes. Radiant heaters allow the heat generated by the heater to be emitted out into the room and warm the air, transferring the heat to objects nearby. Propane radiant heaters work best when used in small rooms rather than large ones since the heat produced by such a unit dissipates quickly. These units are also usually portable and can be set up quickly.
While radiant heaters are more expensive than space heaters, they are still reasonably priced and are a good option for supplying supplemental heat to interior rooms or provide heat in areas where there isn’t a great demand for uniform heating such as in a garage or utility room.
Forced Air Heaters
Forced air propane heaters come in a variety of sizes from space heaters to fixed unit whole house heaters. The main claim to fame for forced air heaters is the inclusion of an internal fan that pushes or forces the warm air out of the heater and into the room.
These heaters have an advantage over other propane heaters when it comes to heating larger spaces as the warm air is being continually pumped out of the heater and circulated around the space. This is why forced air heaters are often used as whole house heaters as the propane is combusted in a self-contained unit large enough to produce enough heat to be circulated throughout the home via a network of ducts.
Convection propane heaters work in much the same manner as forced air heaters. However, rather than being reliant on fans to artificially circulate the warm air throughout the home, convection heaters utilize natural air circulation. These are also popular whole house heaters and provide an efficient way to heat your home without the added expense of the electricity required to operate the forced air fans.
Propane has been used for many years as a fuel for a variety of heaters, both large and small. Propane can be used to provide supplemental heat in a room or provide your entire house with warm air to ward off the harsh winter months ahead.