I have a question about heaters?
I was thinking about buying a kerosene heater, just in case the power goes out in the winter time. But I'm not sure if it's wise to have a kerosene heater inside a house.
- robertoLv 61 month ago
tenent used a kerosene heater in the kitchen which area was kind of cold to walk on in winter early AMs old door had a transom on top,we kept it cracked open for a bit of outside draft all were comfy & safe throughout the winters they lived there ( 5 years) a clean unit clean fuel,smell was like semi aged fresh paint
- LLv 51 month ago
As long as the place is well ventilated..................it's okay. Kerosene gives off dangerous fumes and you need fresh air to not get sick.
- garryLv 61 month ago
kerosene heater are safe but should be used in a well ventilated room , after all the do deplete to air of oxygen . as long as its set right then your safe , run kerosene heater in well ventilated rooms and dont allow them to smoke .
- JackolanternLv 72 months ago
No! Never use kerosene heaters inside a dwelling. Gas shouldn't be used either unless the gas supply is located outside the structure.
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- MarkLv 72 months ago
No, NEVER inside a house, unless you want your walls to get all wet. (No, kerosene heaters won't kill you, but they'll kill the walls inside the house.) There are other options, like heating stones (like in a sauna), and just letting them do their thing in a METAL bowl.
- 2 months ago
OK with ventilation: Think about a carbon monoxide alarm. Remember that every gallon of kerosene has a gallon of water in the fumes.
- Spock (rhp)Lv 72 months ago
definitely BAD! any heater that relies on flame can not be in a house [other than in a properly vented to the outside furnace]. carbon monoxide is a killer. the way you stay worm when the power goes out in winter is by putting on another layer of clothes -- grampa
- ?Lv 72 months ago
CO monitor and a window cracked a little and you will be fine. My folks used one for years to keep a basement/family room warmer in the winter.
- Anonymous2 months ago
Yes just keep a door open or a little bit of window crack. I used them before I had central heating.
- Bone AloneLv 72 months ago
Several things to keep in mind.
1. Keep it in a wide open space where nothing can accidentally catch fire.
2. Have plenty of fresh air.