3 Reasons to Remove an Agricultural Propane Gas Heater from Your Garage 3 Reasons to Remove an Agricultural Propane Gas Heater from Your Garage
A propane gas heater is an inexpensive way to heat a garage. You can find a propane gas heater in various sizes. Even though a propane gas heater is inexpensive, easy to use and effective there are reasons to not use them in a garage. This article addresses some of those reasons.
1 - Potentially Harmful Fumes
Propane is a safe gas unless you inhale it. Like most natural gasses they are odorless so if there is a leak you may not know it until it is too late. Essentially the seals on the propane gas heater where the tank is attached can fail. This would allow the gas in to your space. Inhaling it could cause you to fall asleep and eventually suffocate.
2 - Explosive and Flammable
Propane is a very flammable fuel which is what makes it great for heaters and grills. If there is a breech in the seal the tank could explode if it comes in contact with a flame. On the other side the heat from the propane gas heater could cause materials in the garage to ignite such as turpentine.
3 - Mold and Fungus
As the propane gas heater works it also raises humidity inside the garage. This increase in humidity is a perfect breeding ground for potentially dangerous microorganisms.