FlyFishn Posted June 14, 2020 Report Share Posted June 14, 2020 I have been researching heating options. Long story short, I am trying to go away from electric - at least moving to 100% off-grid. With that having been said, electric heating (all sources - water, cooking, clothes dryer, and climate) is where the bulk of energy is used. So by getting another source of energy for the heating sources - propane in this case - the electrical usage will significantly be reduced. Enter propane heaters. There seem to be a lot of negative thoughts surrounding ventless designs due to low-levels (and even difficult to measure low levels) of CO or CO2 (both being byproducts of the combustion process). One of the advantages of a ventless design is the burning efficiency. My understanding is inefficiency in the burning process is what leads to CO and CO2 production. Note that CO and CO2 production is not the same as oxygen consumption (another issue, but a totally different subject). I've read and watched youtube videos. The ventless designs have been implemented in countless RV's and homes. It appears those markets are the target markets for such heaters. What are peoples' thoughts on them here? If you are using propane for your main heat (as opposed to supplemental heat) - what does your system look like? What type of source, how many? What climate are you staying in that requires the heat? How much propane do you go through in a week or month? Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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