How To Choose Portable Heaters

Portable heaters are great when you are trying to heat up your room, camp site, patio, and garage. No matter where you need it with the right heater your personal space will be warm and comfortable during the months when it is usually freezing cold. They are built to heat the space evenly and to conserve energy in the process.

There are various things that you must consider when you are attempting to purchase portable heaters. You must think about the size of the room it will be used in and what the kind of fuel or technology you wish to use.


The size of the portable heater that you purchase will be dependent on how large the space you are trying to heat is. For your bedroom all you might need is a small portable heater that is inexpensive and will not overheat it. These are simple to use and often come with the most basic of features.

When trying to heat a much larger room like your living room or garage you have to purchase something that is larger and will be able to produce between 30,000 to 250,000 Btu. Measure the room and compare it to the various heaters. They should say on the box what they can handle.

Fuel Or Technology

The three most common types of portable heaters are the electric, kerosene, and infrared. When deciding on which is best to use you must consider the type of ventilation and fire safety precautions the area has.

Inside of the home it is best to use the infrared or electric types that have safety features and automatic shut offs in case they tip over. When trying to heat up your patio or camping area you will be able to use the kerosene portable heaters. You might also be able to find some that will run on natural gas. Be careful when using gas indoors because it can release harmful gases into the air.