The burning hearth and a pipe to smoke in a cool atmosphere can’t be replaced by any other comforts. The dim flame of the fireplace and a burning dot on the lip even carves a nostalgic painting. Though the missing part is the charcoal burns inside the wall being taken place by kerosene heaters burning all along to provide warmth.

Kerosene heaters find great demand in cool countries as they are very convenient, portable, and very economical. The fuel is most easily available in the market. During the winter season, it is common that all people use heaters inside the room to warm the space.

Types of Heaters

Following are the different types of heaters available in the market.

Electric heaters

This is one of the excellent options for making the temperature of the room more comfortable during the winter season. Some electric heaters are placed in a fixed position while some others are portable.


  • Simple design
  • Works everywhere in the home
  • No risk of carbon monoxide poisoning
  • Lightweight
  • No fuel leakage


  • Costly
  • May be noisy
  • Dangerous if not handled carefully and requires regular maintenance.

Infrared heaters

This type of heater produces heat similar to that of the sun. The main advantage is that it can be powered by electricity, gas, or propane.


  • Works instantly
  • Silent
  • Environment friendly
  • Cost-effective


  • If not handled carefully it may cause burns.
  • Slow warming
  • When the heater is off it stops warming.

Kerosene Heaters

Mainly there are two types of kerosene heaters available in the market. They are as follows

Convection Kerosene Heaters

It is a cylindrical shaped heater which has a capacity to cover a large area and produce temperature to warm a big room. This is a good choice for warming a large area of the room.

Radiant Kerosene Heaters

It is rectangular in shape and is preferred to use in small areas for warming up. This type of heater is enough to warm a small room and is comfortable for common people.


  • Less cost
  • Easily available
  • Portable
  • Perfect alternative during power cuts


  • Take time to get warm the entire room
  • Have pungent smell
  • Moisture problem
  • Leakage Problems
  • Emit carbon monoxide

Is it safe to use kerosene heaters indoors?

Will it cause any health issues? These are some of the frequently asked questions by the people who use this heater. As we have already observed, kerosene heaters have both their advantages and disadvantages of using inside the house.

On the one hand, they offer high affordability and portability. On the other hand, the continuous use of kerosene heaters in a small area can cause many health issues due to the emission of carbon monoxide. In fact, some people don’t even like the kerosene smell. However, during the winter season when there is a regular power cut kerosene heater is the only choice to make the room warm.

So, it is advisable to use a kerosene heater indoor with proper precaution and ventilation to avoid suffocation or uneasiness.

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James Laress

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