Home Kerosene Heaters
Such heaters are cheap to operate. They require no electricity. They can be an effective way to take the chill off a room without reaching for the thermostat.
As with any kind of heat source that involves a flame, a CO detector is a must. Get the kind that plugs in. That way unless the electricity is off, dead batteries won't keep it from sounding the alarm. Should that become necessary.
It's also a good idea to make darn sure the safety cutoff switch works. To test it, all it should take is a bump of the heater. It should shut off automatically.
And it's also not a bad idea to refill your heater outside, using ONLY 1-K grade fuel. Some kerosene heaters come with a removable fuel tank to make that chore more convenient than hauling the entire unit outside.
Watch the flame. If you see any yellow in it, figure it's not burning right. Then too yellow flame will also have more odor.
Just to error on the side of caution, crack a window when operating any unvented home kerosene heaters.
If you're looking for a brand name, it's felt Kero-sun heaters set the home kerosene heating standard.
So those are some tips and pointers for using home kerosene heaters safely. I've used one. It kept me warm in a drafty house built in the early 1900s
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