Saturday, October 21st, 2017

[ReviewAZON asin="B0002WRHE8"]Big Buddy Heater 4,000/9,000/18,000 BTU/Hour, Indoor Safe Propane Heater, Features Include Built In Protection Probe, Easy Carry Handle, Low Oxygen Shut Off Pilot Safety System, Blower Fan Power On/Off Switch, Large 4 Position Heat Level Control Knob With Built In Piezo Starter, Integrated.[/ReviewAZON]
[ReviewAZON asin="B00005LEXJ"]If you’re looking for simplicity and convenience in an outdoor-only heater, the Mr. Heater MH12T 8,000-14,000 Btu single tank-top propane heater may be the answer. As the name implies, this unit mounts directly to the top of a five- to 20-pound propane cylinder (sold separately). To allow you to choose between conserving fuel or kicking out more heat, the MH12T has three settings, Hi (14,000 Btu), Med (12,000 Btu), and Lo (8,000 Btu). The heater shuts off automatically with loss of flame. Do not use in unventilated areas. One-year limited warranty.–Josh Dettweiler

What’s in the Box
Heater (replacement safety shutoff with orifice assembly, thermocouple lead, plenum assembly, grid screen assembly, replacement regulator with soft nose POL, wire faceguard, knurled lock nut, reflector, replacement regulator H-M-L w/S.S., tank union T/C, orifice)

Five Tips for Buying a Heater
Choosing a space heater is a matter of sifting through a bewildering array of types, power ratings, and fuel sources. Let’s break it down a little to make the process easier.

What are the different types of space heaters?

  • Radiant heaters emit infrared radiation that directly warms the objects in front of the heaters (rather than the surrounding air). If you only need heat by a desk or in a small section of a room, a radiant heater is quiet and will use very little power.
  • Forced-air heaters use a fan to blow air that has been warmed by metal or ceramic heating elements. A forced-air heater is appropriate for quickly heating up a small- to medium-sized room, but can be noisy.
  • Convection heaters draw cold air from the floor; the air is warmed by heating coils and emitted from the top of the heater. A convection heater is appropriate for quickly heating up a small- to medium-sized room, but also can be noisy.
  • Radiators work by heating oil enclosed in a reservoir, gradually heating the surrounding air. If heating speed isn’t an issue, you might want to opt for a radiator. These are extremely quiet and effective–perfect for bedrooms.

Should I buy an electric or a combustion model?
If you want a heater that will be available in emergencies, or that can heat areas larger than a single room, choose a “combustion” model–one that is powered by a gas or fuel like propane, kerosene, natural gas, or diesel. Which fuel type you choose depends largely on convenience and local availability. For example, diesel would be appropriate for a heater you take with you on long car trips.

How powerful a heater do I need?
Heaters are rated by BTU, which stands for British Thermal Unit (the amount of heat needed to heat one pound of water by 1 degree F). To find out how many BTU you need:

  • Calculate the volume of the space to be heated by multiplying square footage by height.
  • Multiply that number by 4 if your insulation is poor, 3 if it’s average, or 2 if it’s good.

The resulting number is a ballpark figure for how many BTU you’ll need.

Do space heaters cost a lot to operate?
As a general rule, electric space heaters are more expensive to use than combustion models. To ensure energy efficiency, a thermostat is a must-have feature for any heater. For radiant heaters, models with a 360 degree heating surface can heat larger spaces. If you need a forced-air heater, models with ceramic elements tend to be more efficient.

Are space heaters a fire hazard?
Space heaters are implicated in about 25,000 residential fires every year. To ensure proper safety, always follow the manufacturer’s usage instructions and fill out the warranty card to receive informational updates from the manufacturer. Also, look for extra safety features such as an automatic shutoff switch that can shut down the unit if, for example, it gets upended. In addition, choose a model where the heating element is adequately enclosed within the unit.

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[ReviewAZON asin="B000TXOJQ4"]Endless hot water, in a FLASH! LP – powered Portable Tankless Water Heater. Hot water, instantly and exactly where you need it! Great for camping, cabin use, washing boats and cars, etc. Switch this Heater on and an intense flame instantly heats the water as it passes through. There’s no reservoir to deplete like at home, as long as you feed water in, HOT water is coming out! Battery ignition starts flame ONLY when water is running, no overheating! Delivers 1 gallon of hot water per minute; Adjustable water temp from 80 to 150 degrees F; Adapter attaches to any standard garden hose style nozzle; Shower nozzle with on / off control; Includes hose and regulator for attaching to standard LP tank; For outdoor use only; Folding handles; Uses 2 D batteries for ignition (not included); 1 standard LP tank is good for approx. 18 hrs. of continuous use, depending on set temperature; 12 x 15 x 4″, 10 lbs. Order Today! Portable Tankless Water Heater[/ReviewAZON]
[ReviewAZON asin="B000KKO33A"]Multiroom, omnidirectional kerosene heater boasts many safety features and push button start. Operates 12 hours on built-in fuel tank. Provides emergency heating during power failures, as no electricity is required.[/ReviewAZON]
[ReviewAZON asin="B0009PURE0"]Hot Water on Demand Portable Water Heater[/ReviewAZON]