While comparing the majority of gas heaters for a house or office, the best choices are the indoor gas heaters; as they are available in different shapes and sizes. For an ideal indoor home gas space heater, its size should be correct for the area you are planning for heater installation, whether it’s a portable (unflued heater) or a flued gas heater, and should have the characteristics you need including; thermostat, remote control, and other vital safety & timing features.
Types of gas heaters
There are three major types of gas heaters; radiant convectors, convection heaters (they use a fan for the circulation of warm air), and radiant gas heaters. All of these have different heating methodologies, heat output, choice of LPG or natural gas, and venting. Home gas space heaters are divided into two types on the basis of fuel; (a) natural gas heaters (b) LPG heaters. As far as the venting is concerned, we have two major forms of heaters; flued & unflued gas heaters.
1. Gas room heaters for home
This type of heater is specially designed for the home to keep you warm and cozy. They are usually considered to be very reliable and of high quality. They fit into the already existing fireplace and provide warmth to the selected areas within the house as opposed to a whole house ducted heating system. They are manufactured as flued gas heaters, wall gas heaters, radiant convectors, and flued gas heaters for homes.
2. Unflued Gas Heaters
These gas heaters showcase a lot of advanced characteristics including remote controls, twin programmable timers, thermostatic control, a strong warranty, child lock function, and tip over cut-off safety feature. They deliver a max heat in the 6.2 to 6.5 kW range with natural gas or LPG. The capacity sizing, ease of heater installation, heater maintenance, physical size, weight, and all of the available features including the ease of portability make these heaters best for the home. These heaters emit combustion gases, so be very careful while using these heaters if there are unborn, very young, or elderly individuals in your home with some health conditions.
3. Gas Radiant Heaters
These heaters are desired, as they warm your home like the sun. They allow specific areas within an indoor space to be heated. They are very easy to install and for minor applications, they are available in smaller sizes. They are preferred over others for their low-cost option and for requiring no electrical connection. The only minus point is their unattractive style and odd heat distribution; because most of the heat is felt in the space directly in front of the heater.
4. Gas Convector heaters
These heaters warm areas with the air or convection movement. They incorporate a fan along with the gas burner to distribute the warmth evenly throughout the area. These heaters are also named space heaters. The benefits of these heaters include advanced features like low emission technology, remote controls, and electronic thermostatic controls, and a contemporary look. These heaters are a bit more costly than the other types of gas heaters.
5. Flued Gas heaters
These heaters are fixed in a particular area. They deliver warmth without any kind of indoor combustion emissions. The name “fixed flued” associates with the reality that the combustion gases are generated as a result of gas-burning directly on the outer portion of the house through a fixed flued pipe fixed across the ceiling or wall. They are available in the balanced flue and direct vent flue models. They are a bit costly and feature 90-degree bends. However, if you want style + functionality, consider buying powered flued gas heaters.