Practice propane safety and you can enjoy a warmer home or workspace

propane space heaters north carolinaIf you have a spot in your North Carolina home that your HVAC system doesn’t reach — like a sunporch, shed, garage or workshop — a propane heater may be the solution.
A propane indoor heater lets you use those spaces you normally couldn’t (at least not comfortably) when the weather turns cold. You can do projects in a workshop, or work on your car in the garage. That sunporch with the view can be enjoyed year-round. And that shed out back? Turn it into a man-cave or a she-shed.
Propane indoor heaters heat a space more efficiently and faster, with lower energy costs, than electric indoor heaters.

Choices in propane indoor heaters

You’ve got some decisions to make when it comes to choosing a propane indoor heater for your North Carolina home. Your options include wall-mounted propane heaters, radiant propane indoor heaters forced air propane indoor heaters, and more.
But first, there’s another choice you have to make: how the heater will be vented.
Vent-free heaters offer great efficiency and are designed to heat single rooms. But they may deplete oxygen where you use them since they have no chimney. Look for a vent-free heating unit with an oxygen depletion sensor, commonly referred to as an ODS. An ODS detects if oxygen levels aren’t safe and immediately cut off gas flow to the burner.
Vented heaters are just that. They vent out the back of the unit into a vent pipe or chimney. That venting sends any combustion exhaust safely outside.
The professionals at LG Jordan can help you choose the propane indoor heater that’s right for your needs.

Put safety first with propane space heaters

Propane indoor heaters are completely safe when used properly. That’s why you should know these propane safety tips for when you have a propane space heater in your North Carolina home.

  • Select a propane indoor heater that is the right size for the space you want to heat.
  • Buy a propane space heater that carries the Underwriters Laboratories (UL) label.
  • Choose a propane indoor heater that has safety features like automatic shutoff in the event of a tip-over, a low oxygen sensor and a high-temperature coated safety guard on the front of the heater.
  • Make sure your propane space heater is kept a safe distance away from anything combustible such as furniture, bedding, doors and curtains.
  • Your propane indoor heater is not a table. Don’t set anything on it. Nor is it a dryer, so don’t use it to dry your clothes or towels.
  • Keep children and pets away from your indoor space heater.
  • Indoor propane heaters must never be left unattended while they’re on. Turn off the heater every time you leave the room.
  • Pay attention to the flames in your indoor propane heater. If they are orange or yellow instead of blue, stop using the heater immediately and contact LG Jordan.
  • Install carbon monoxide detectors in your home, especially where you’re using a propane space heater.

Trust the LG Jordan professionals to help you find the right propane heater for your North Carolina home. Get in touch with us today, or visit our showroom to explore our available equipment!
Visit our showroom at 314 North Hughes St. in Apex, NC, Monday-Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.!