Essentials of Natural Gas Garage Heater Safety Essentials of Natural Gas Garage Heater Safety

Though natural gas is considered to be a very safe fuel, a natural gas garage heater still warrants caution. Make sure you review the following safety tips.

Flammability
Natural gas is known for being very inflammable and safe. It is lighter than air, so in most cases the gas will rise into the atmosphere instead of mixing with oxygen, reducing chances of a flammable mixture. However, it is possible for gas to be trapped in an enclosed space, such as a garage. Natural gas burns at a temperatures of 1100 degrees Fahrenheit or greater.  Any heat source over 900 degrees Fahrenheit is a potential hazard.

Ventilation
There must always be proper ventilation for natural gas utilities. Though natural gas is non-toxic, it can still block oxygen to the system. Ventilation to outside be vital to avoiding potential suffocation hazards. Consult local building codes for more detailed information.

Inspection
Natural gas utilities should be inspected by a certified professional at least once to ensure a safe setup. It is recommended to have routine inspections at least once a year.

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