To some extent, kerosene heaters are considered a lot safer than gas heaters and it’s easy to see why. Not only that but they are also a lot more efficient overall, when it comes to both space heating on an industrial scale and for regular use. At the same time, these heaters are portable and use no power outlets or gas lines to deal with, which is definitely a big plus when it comes to heaters in general. Even so, there are quite a few to choose from, which is why you want to figure out exactly what you need before buying one. To help you through, we put together a list of the ten best kerosene heaters on the market today.
10Pro-Temp 70,000 BTU Kerosene Forced Air Heater
The 70,000 BTU Kerosene Forced Air Heater from Pro-Temp will warm a 1,700 square foot space for about nine hours on five gallons of fuel. This is both convenient and energy-saving in more ways than one. It’s worth saying at this point that the Pro-Temp Kerosene Forced Air Heater is a solid choice for job sites, workshops, or hangars. We say this because it will run on a wide range of fuels including diesel, jet fuel, and fuel oil in addition to kerosene.
9Sengoku CV-23K KeroHeat Convection Kerosene Heater
This is perhaps one of the most widely used kerosene heaters in the United States and it’s easy to see why. The Sengoku CV-23K KeroHeat Convection Portable Kerosene Heater will heat a room almost a 1,000 square feet for up to twelve hours on a single two-gallon tank. It also comes with a safety switch and an electric siphon to help refuel the device whenever it runs out of juice, which is a useful feature to have.
8Mr. Heater F270270 MH75KTR Contractor
This heater is used mainly on job-sites or in any garage-related workplace and will heat a fairly large space for about twelve hours on one 6 gallon tank of fuel. Interestingly enough, Mr. Heater F270270 MH75KTR Contractor Forced-Air Kerosene Heater requires a 115-volt outlet to operate band will start in even the coldest weather with no issues to speak of, Not only that but it also comes with a number of safety features that automatically turn the unit off in unsafe conditions.
7Dyna-Glo RMC-55R7 Indoor Kerosene Radiant Heater
This small UL certified heater uses infrared radiant heat to warm up the air inside a room, even large ones. The Dyna-Glo RMC-55R7 Indoor Kerosene Radiant Heater also comes with a one-touch shut-off switch and easy to use ignition. Its one-gallon tank will enable the device to heat a 500 square foot room for around twelve hours. It is small, portable and very economical to use. This would be perfect to heat a spare bedroom that is being used short term, a small basement, or a storage area to keep pipes warm in the winter.
6Pro-Temp Kerosene Radiant “Sun Stream” Heater
Pro-Temp’s Kerosene Radiant “Sun Stream” Heater heater can heat up to 1,750 square feet and will operate for about seven hours on a full four-gallon tank of fuel. It also operates by using an infrared heating technology which means that it runs without making too much noise. That quiet operation lets you work without being disturbed and without having to experience any sort of audio disturbance.
5Heatstar By Enerco F170375 Forced Air Kerosene Heater
Heatstar By Enerco F170375 Forced Air Kerosene Heater was designed to heat a large 1,700 square foot space on a five-gallon tank of fuel. It comes with a built-in thermostat and calibrated air pressure gauge to help you customize the way you want it to behave. Having said that, let us point out that it is not meant to be used indoors in a ventilated space, even though it comes equipped with an auto shut-off feature for good measure.
4Mr. Heater F270320 MH125KTR Contractor
This large heater will heat a space of around 3,000 square feet for up to 15 hours, making it one of the largest on the market today. It has a large 14-gallon tank that will allow it to use a wide range of different fuels from diesel to jet fuel without any issues to speak of. This particular heater is also made with dependable parts and contains a number of standard safety features for added security and comfort. Furthermore, it will run in even the coldest temperatures.
3Sengoku CTN-110 KeroHeat Portable Kerosene Heater
The Sengoku CTN-110 KeroHeat Portable Radiant Kerosene Heater is a small, lightweight, and efficient kerosene heater by pretty much all standards. It has a number of safety features including a tip over switch and an automatic shut-off switch. It also has a 1.2-gallon capacity which is enough to last about 14 hours and will heat up a fairly large room in no time. Not only that but its relatively small size makes it very portable and a perfect backup heater in case of loss of power.
2Dura Heat Convection Kerosene Heater
Similar to the Sengoku, the Dura HeatDH2304 Convection Kerosene Heater will heat up a 1,000 square foot house, cabin, or large room with no problems whatsoever. It is a very efficient and portable little heater, which may explain why it’s so popular to begin with. Among its many features, we find a tip over safety feature and a fuel gauge to let you know how just much fuel you have left before needing to replace the tank. For this purpose, this particular heater should be perfect for any large construction site or large warehouse.
1Dyna-Glo KFA210DGD Kerosene Forced Air Heater
The KFA210DGD Forced Dyna-Glo Heater is one of the largest kerosene heaters on the market today. This powerful heater can warm up a space as big as 5,000 square feet on a single tank. It also has a number of integrated safety features designed to make it not only easy to use but 100% safe as well. Despite its large size, however, it can easily be moved around thanks to its handle and large tires. As such, it is meant to be used on large construction sites, farms, or large hallways. It comes with a thirteen-gallon fuel tank that allows the heater to run on a wide variety of fuels, one that allows it to run for around eight hours in even the lowest temperatures. Having said that, its only drawback is its weight of 72 pounds which makes it difficult to transport.