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Top 5 Features of Radiant Kerosene Heaters

11/20/2020 (Permalink)

Radiant heaters - usually rectangular in shape - are designed for smaller areas. They also feature a wick and combustion chamber and have, in addition, a reflector which directs heat at people or objects.

1) Removable Fuel Tank Having a removable fuel tank means that the heater can stay in place. Only the fuel tank needs to be carried to where the fuel is stored. A radiant heater without a removable fuel tank must be moved for each refueling - just like a convective model.

2) (UL) Label Be sure your heater has a recognized seal of approval such as the Underwriters Laboratories (UL) label. The UL label means the heater has performed well under test conditions and meets acceptable fire safety standards.

3) Battery-Operated Lighting Device Be sure your heater has a battery-operated lighting device — it eliminates the need for matches.

4) Safety Shutoff Device Heaters should have a safety shutoff device, which extinguishes the flame if the unit is jarred or tipped over.

5) Electric Fan Electric fans will increase the flow of warm air from the heater.

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