Kerosene heaters have been a staple of American homes for years, and they remain an essential part of our daily lives. They’re a simple heat source, inexpensive, and easy to use. They’re also very efficient. They burn almost no fuel and don’t produce as much smoke and black plumes as other options, and when you’re away from home, they’re a great back-up power source for your home.
The trouble with kerosene heaters is that they burn a lot of fuel, but they are also very inefficient and have a higher price tag than other options. This means that in order to save money, you have to make sure you get the kerosene heaters that are the most efficient. We found that a good heat source, like wood, has a lower cost than kerosene, but wood is not as efficient as the kerosene option.
That’s a good point, so its not just the cost which is the problem here. The problem is that the kerosene heaters can only provide heat for a certain length of time; the shorter you leave it, the more it heats up. What is more, their efficiency is not quite as good as a wood alternative, so you have to be sure to use it for a certain length of time.
A wood alternative would allow you to heat your home for a long period of time, but most of us are not willing to wait that long for our heat. We want our energy to be as economical as possible. To make this process even more complicated, you need to take into account the heat source, the length of time it will be at the heat source, and the amount of moisture in the air that will be transferred to the wood.
I have to say, in the summer this particular type of heat is absolutely the perfect solution. It’s also quite pricey and the heat is not as consistent as we’d like. But I know a lot of homeowners that have used kerosene heaters and the results have been just as good as you would expect.
I bought one of these a few weeks ago and it is absolutely worth it. It is a fairly new unit and the heat is so consistent that I don’t have to worry about the moisture levels. The only issue I have is that it takes awhile for the heat to get up to temperature and even when it does, my wood isn’t quite ready to burn. Just like the “kettle” that you can buy at hardware stores for a few dollars.
Well that said, your wood should be ready to be burned soon, but wait a few more weeks for the heating to stabilize.
In other words, it is worth the wait. It is a unit that does not give your wood a chance to get too far below the set heat levels. The unit keeps the moisture content of your wood (which is pretty much the same as your home) to a level that makes it easy for your wood to get to a temperature that can burn.
I hope you are just as excited about the new heaters in the upcoming HomeKerosene. In fact I have a special edition that I can send to you. It has a new design and a really nice price. The new heaters are also made with 100% recycled materials, so they look really good and last for a long time.
One of the only downsides to these new heaters is that they come with a minimum of two years of warranty so you may have to pay for a replacement heat stick. You can get this from Home Depot and Lowe’s. The only other downside is the heat itself. It’s really hard to heat a fire well with a kerosene heater. You can see the difference in the actual temperature of the fire when you use a kerosene heater vs a propane heater.