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Not every room can accommodate a full-blown fireplace, so the proper space heater can be a real lifesaver when the temperature starts to dip. Space heaters are perfect for smaller rooms, drafty areas, or places in the home that just don't receive proper heat. They are also great for people who may like a little more warmth than the rest of the family.
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By Jerry from Murphy, NC on September 19, 2015
I have a 250 gallon propane tank and I want to install a 18,000 BTU vent free gas space heater. What size of regulator do I need to install in my 1/2 copper line feeding it? Also, what size would I need to run a 24,000 BTU vent free gas loft burner in a fireplace?
By Will M. on September 21, 2015

Answer:
Any heater, especially vent free heaters, must be installed by a legally qualified professional installer to maintain warranty and for safety. However, any universal regulator that drops the pressure to between 11-14" w.c. is typically sufficient. The line size would depend on the length of run between the tank and appliance, but your LP supplier should be able to advise to the specifics.

By David from Huntsville, AL on January 26, 2016
Please explain the difference between infrared and blue flame space heaters. Is one the best or is it just the appearance?
By Will M. on January 26, 2016

Answer:
Both heaters offers models with the same level of heat output and efficiency, but the designs differ in the way they supply heat to the room. Infrared heaters warm a room by warming the objects (furniture, appliances, people) as opposed to the air. Many customers find that this type of heating is more comfortable, as it does not create a stuffy zone around the heater. However, the heater is limited to the reach of the infrared rays. Blue flame heaters warm the air, as opposed to the objects in the room. They can effectively warm a greater area through circulation, but the space immediately adjacent and in front of the heater can be uncomfortable.

By Ray from Claflin, KS on January 7, 2015
Would you recommend a vented or ventless type of propane heater for a basement?
By eFireplaceStore on January 7, 2015

Answer:
Because of the relatively low amount of air changeover in a basement, I recommend sticking with a vented appliance. The vent free unit will consume oxygen at a level that will be difficult to make up quickly.

By Don from Corry, PA on January 4, 2016
is it possible to by-pass the safety device on the floor model heaters?
By Will M. on January 5, 2016

Answer:
A technician may bypass a limit switch for troubleshooting purposes, but a safety switch should never be left bypassed as this could result in fire or the release of carbon monoxide.

By Clay from Wolfe City, TX on February 4, 2016
We are looking at purchasing a natural gas space heater to use in emergency power outage situations. It will not be permanent. Any suggestions about which one to purchase? Blue flame or Infrared?
By Chris C. on February 4, 2016

Answer:
Blue flame style heaters are more of a subtle method to heat the space, as they will heat the air within the space. Infrared heaters are more common as they will heat objects within the space effectively heating the air. For a more semi-permanent type installation, an infrared heater would be better than a blue flame heater.

By Daniel on November 9, 2012
I'm looking to replace an older natural gas wall heater. It is small but useful in winter for our patio. It has a blower on the top and it makes a difference. Could you recommend a similar one? On our current one, the pilot wont stay lit, so we have to turn it off. The blower also cuts off or won't turn on. We need a dependable one.
on November 9, 2012

Answer:
We would be happy to help you find a replacement wall heater. We have both direct vent and vent-free wall heaters available. Please see the following for a couple of suggestions: Direct Vent: Direct Vent Fireplace 1 Direct Vent Fireplace 2 Direct Vent Fireplace 3 Vent-Free: Vent-free Fireplace 1 Vent-free Fireplace 2 These units have varying BTU ratings. Please let us know if you have any questions or need any more information about any of them. We have owner's manuals available for download on each of those items' pages.

By Andy from PA on November 12, 2015
I have an 1100 square foot insulated loft in a "barn" that has a natural gas supply and needs a direct vent heater or wall furnace. The 2160 square foot "barn" has a circulating in floor heat system that we keep at 55 degrees so the loft needs something to take the chill off when we use it. I am thinking we should have a 25/30k BTU capacity. An Empire or Williams brand has been suggested. What are your recommendations?
By Chris C. on November 12, 2015

Answer:
To heat the sized space in question, I would suggest a model such as the Empire DV25SG Direct Vent Gas Wall Furnace - Natural Gas or the Empire DV35SG Direct Vent Gas Wall Furnace - Natural Gas. With efficiency taken into account the larger model will produce around 23,800 BTU per hour. If these models seem to come up too short in providing the necessary heat, the next model is a bit different in design being a counterflow unit, but it would be an excellent source of heat. Please view the Empire DV55SPP here. This large model is capable of providing 41,000 BTU per hour.


Space heaters come in all sorts of styles for all sorts of applications. Whether your home is classic or ultra-modern, whether you need to heat a broom closet or the master bedroom, and whether you're looking to spend next to nothing or have a little more in mind, our space heater store has the perfect heater to address every heating need and every budget.
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