You may ask yourself, “Are ventless heaters safe?” The answer lies in how you use them. There are many ways that people can injure themselves and others and that is by not following safety rules and taking caution when there needs to be. Here are a few examples of how you can keep your home safe when you are using ventless heaters.
The first factor in how safe a heater that is ventless is the gas you use for it. There are propane and gas models available. Propane has been a good way to heat many homes for a lot of years now, but the safety precautions you need to take when using it should be always practiced. If you are using a natural gas model then you still need to practice caution when using them. Propane is a clean burning inexpensive gas that many people have used to heat their homes. Natural gas is very clean and inexpensive as well. Both are very good options to use for your ventless heater.
If you are still asking, “Are ventless heaters safe?”, the answer lies in the way you have it installed, as well as how you operate it after you have it properly installed. You should first have your heater installed only by a professional to ensure its integrity. You can check with your local regulations on how and where it should be installed in your home. The unit should also have a safety grill installed on it. This will prevent pressure from building to dangerous levels. The grill should be appropriate for the size of the area you are heating as well as the size of the heater. You should make sure the grill meets all local codes before using it.
The age of your heater will also play a role in the safety of your home while you operating your unit. If you have a model that existed before 1999 then you probably need to open a window while you use your heater. You should check to make sure what the age of your model is before you operate it. If you have a model that is newer than 1999 then they are made to operate in a fully enclosed space safely. In order to keep your area clean and mold free you should regularly inspect the area for moisture, as it will develop into mold after a while. If you do find moisture regularly you can clean it quickly before it turns into mold.