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Reddy Heater 30,000 BTU Propane Forced-Air Heater #RLP30
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- 30,000 Btu forced-air propane heater
- For small projects; heats up to 700 square feet
- Excellent value for its size; provides up to 14 hours of heat
- Requires 20-pound propane cylinder (not included); hose and regulator included
- Not for home or recreational vehicle use; 1-year limited warranty
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Heater (combustion chamber, unichassis, strain relief bushing, target bracket kit, electrode ignitor, fan, motor assembly, fan guard, wire assembly, handle assembly, thermal switch kit, rear head kit, power cord, thermocouple, valve/orifice/burner tube assembly, piezo ignitor kit, filler panel), 10-foot hose, regulator, owner's manual
Five Tips for Buying a Heater
Choosing a space heater is a matter of sifting through a bewildering array of types, power ratings, and fuel sources. Let's break it down a little to make the process easier.
What are the different types of space heaters?
- Radiant heaters emit infrared radiation that directly warms the objects in front of the heaters (rather than the surrounding air). If you only need heat by a desk or in a small section of a room, a radiant heater is quiet and will use very little power.
- Forced-air heaters use a fan to blow air that has been warmed by metal or ceramic heating elements. A forced-air heater is appropriate for quickly heating up a small- to medium-sized room, but can be noisy.
- Convection heaters draw cold air from the floor; the air is warmed by heating coils and emitted from the top of the heater. A convection heater is appropriate for quickly heating up a small- to medium-sized room, but also can be noisy.
- Radiators work by heating oil enclosed in a reservoir, gradually heating the surrounding air. If heating speed isn't an issue, you might want to opt for a radiator. These are extremely quiet and effective--perfect for bedrooms.
Should I buy an electric or a combustion model?
If you want a heater that will be available in emergencies, or that can heat areas larger than a single room, choose a "combustion" model--one that is powered by a gas or fuel like propane, kerosene, natural gas, or diesel. Which fuel type you choose depends largely on convenience and local availability. For example, diesel would be appropriate for a heater you take with you on long car trips.
How powerful a heater do I need?
Heaters are rated by BTU, which stands for British Thermal Unit (the amount of heat needed to heat one pound of water by 1 degree F). To find out how many BTU you need:
- Calculate the volume of the space to be heated by multiplying square footage by height.
- Multiply that number by 4 if your insulation is poor, 3 if it's average, or 2 if it's good.
Do space heaters cost a lot to operate?
As a general rule, electric space heaters are more expensive to use than combustion models. To ensure energy efficiency, a thermostat is a must-have feature for any heater. For radiant heaters, models with a 360 degree heating surface can heat larger spaces. If you need a forced-air heater, models with ceramic elements tend to be more efficient.
Are space heaters a fire hazard?
Space heaters are implicated in about 25,000 residential fires every year. To ensure proper safety, always follow the manufacturer's usage instructions and fill out the warranty card to receive informational updates from the manufacturer. Also, look for extra safety features such as an automatic shutoff switch that can shut down the unit if, for example, it gets upended. In addition, choose a model where the heating element is adequately enclosed within the unit.
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|Item Weight||14 pounds||17 pounds||17 pounds||43 pounds|
|Dimensions||14 inches x 19 inches x 9 inches||14.76 inches x 20.08 inches x 10.04 inches||14 inches x 19.5 inches x 11.25 inches||14.76 inches x 14.37 inches x 32.67 inches|
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Top Customer Reviews
With this heater, in about 20 minutes, you can work in your garage/shop with just a sweatshirt on days below 32 degrees (bottled water that I had stored there had froze, but melted during use of the heater). When temps are in the 30s, you can wear a t-shirt and you will be warm.
If you have a larger than 2 car garage, or if insulation is not as good, you may want to get a bigger unit with variable BTU settings. However, this unit is more than adequate for a standard 2 car, that is finished with insulated walls.
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