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Propane Space Heaters: Quick & Easy Heat

Posted: October 19, 2020

Direct Vent Or Vent-Free

propane space heaters north carolinaWhen it comes to warming hard-to-heat rooms in your North Carolina home, few options can match a propane space heater.

Compact and highly efficient, a space heater will keep your basement, hobby room, or any other problem area warm in any weather. But how do you choose a propane space heater from among the many options available? The search starts by choosing between vented and vent-free models. Let’s take a closer look at each.

Direct Vent Space Heaters

Direct vent space heaters are basically sealed boxes that stay lit by stoking the fire with outdoor air; any fumes generated by combustion are vented directly outside your home via a small pipe through an exterior wall.

Direct vent space heaters offer:

  • A powerful, economical and unobtrusive alternative to a furnace or boiler that is easier to install and maintain
  • Precision heating, with the ability to vary intensity and fan speed
  • Simple one-hole venting and no ductwork
  • Advanced operation, with some models featuring programmable thermostats and other automated settings

Vent-free Space Heaters

Vent-free propane space heaters don’t need vents or ductwork to provide heat, and they are available in a range of sizes to suit most spaces.

Vent-free propane heaters are less expensive to install than direct vent heaters and offer greater installation flexibility since they don’t require access to an external wall for venting. However, unlike direct vent options, exhaust in a released inside the home. For this reason, it is not legal to install vent-free heaters in rooms where people sleep, and some local building codes do no allow them to be installed at all. Do your research if you are considering one!

The Bottom Line

Whatever choice you make, a propane space heater can recover a “lost,” hard-to-heat room with ease; they are a cost-efficient choice for any home with a heating challenge, and a great way to deliver quick, easy heat.

Not sure what kind of space heater to choose for your North Carolina home? Contact Rand Wade today to discuss your options and get a FREE, no-obligation estimates on space heater installations in Greene County, NC!

If you live near Greene County and surrounding areas, a visit to our heating equipment showroom is well worth your trip! Here you can see and touch a range of products including propane heaters, gas logs, grills and outdoor heaters and fireplace inserts. Our equipment experts will be glad to tell you all about your appliance options as well as our professional installation process.