Warm weather is on the way, but after such a cold winter, you may be rushing it. If you just can't wait for meals on the patio or a game of catch, a propane heater might be your best friend.
It can provide some added warmth so you can enjoy the outdoor activities you love, even if summer hasn't quite arrived.
But if you're thinking of bringing that heater inside to give your furnace a break, read these tips first:
- Make sure it's Indoor Rated. All propane heaters produce carbon monoxide and most are not designed for indoor use, as they require proper ventilation. If your heater does not say it is safe for use indoors, it's not.
- Ventilate the area: Again, models designed for indoor use still release carbon monoxide; they just release less than those designed for outdoor use. Crack a window or open a door, so the potentially deadly gas can escape.
- Install a carbon monoxide detector. If it goes off, get out of the house immediately and contact Lakes Gas.
- Keep children and pets away from the heater. It's wise to keep everyone, including adults three feet away from the device at all times.
Following proper propane safety procedures can help you stay toasty inside or out.