Gas heaters can be a cheap and cost effective way to heat spaces in your home. They are portable and do not require external venting ducts, flue or a chimney. Natural gas or propane is used as fuel to burn.
You can use one as an alternative heating source in your home, especially when it gets extra cold during the winters. These portable gas heaters are becoming popular additions to many homes. The conventional furnaces in homes needs vents to expel air outside don’t require vents and can be placed almost anywhere in your home.
Various Types Of Heaters
There are different models and manufacturers of ventless gas heaters around the world. There are wall mounted, blue flame, radiant, free standing and some are gas logs.
* Blue flame heaters: These heaters can be free standing or wall mounted and has a ribbon type burner, which when heated resembles a regular fireplace minus the mess. Some of them have a rounded hearth cabinet with concealed controls and can be wall mounted or can be floor standing. This type of heaters work well in insulated areas.
* Gas logs: This is a type of gas heater which provides a natural wood-like fire with maximum ease, efficiency and economy. This type of heater is detailed with natural colors for an authentic look of wood. Their beauty and comfort wood heaters can give you pleasure and are an ideal choice if you want the warmth of a fireplace without hauling wood and cleaning out the ash residues. Vent free gas logs can be used without a chimney.
* Garage heaters: There are many options when you need to choose one for your garage. Natural gas heaters will not be affected by electricity blackouts or loss. It will be propelled by your home’s natural gas line. You can use an infrared natural gas heater as well, which is silent in operation, has no ductwork or vents or open flame and does not take up much space.
* Radiant Heaters: A gas fire radiant heater has a radiant tube which emits radiant energy in all directions. These types of heaters are good if you want to warm an area quickly.
Deciding On Heaters
No matter which type you decide, buy it based on where you need to use it and the size. There are many variations which may help you decide including the amount of energy consumed, the rating which tells you the heat it provides which is measured in BTUs. This figure helps you determine how large the room must be for the portable one to function properly.
You can buy many variations of one for your home as they are never identical in design. With an extensive choice available, you are sure to find one that suits your budget and requirements. It will provide a unique focal point in any space in your home. You get comforting warmth at the touch of a button and they can save you money on your heating bills.