Space heaters that burn fuel are dangerous, and even electric space heaters pose significant risks of fire and electrical shocks if you don't use them safely. Here are the types of space heaters to consider.
Convection models are best for heating an entire room because they spread their heat over a wide area. Those with a fan spread warmed air quicker, but they also add noise. Radiant versions, which use an electric-ribbon element or a quartz tube, are ideal for spot heating, but their heat dissipates quickly when they're turned off.
Propane and kerosene heaters
These produce prodigious heat. But because of their open flame, the risk of carbon monoxide poisoning, and the hazards associated with handling the fuel, we recommend against their use indoors except during emergencies, and then only in areas with good ventilation.
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