Kerosene or Propane Portable Heater
In our post-industrial world, we take a lot for granted.
Flip a switch and, voila, you have light. Twist a dial and your oven begins to heat. Turn a key and your car starts. Punch a button and your clothes are cleaned.
But when the power goes out at home, we’re all left in the dark. When we go camping, it’s man/woman vs. nature. Or when we’re doing an outside project, we must face the elements.
A portable heater may not be top of your mind, but perhaps it should be. Unless you have a wood-burning fireplace or stove, a heater is always a good investment. To prepare ahead for a loss of power, you should also consider one of our portable generators.
If you spend a lot of time outdoors or enjoy tinkering in your garage, propane and kerosene heaters from Mi-T-M will help keep you warm. Our heaters come in all different shapes and sizes and we offer dozens of portable heating options. Remember though, all units do require ventilation while in use.
As you begin shopping, here are 4 questions to keep in mind:
- Where and when will you use the heater? We recommend different models for different uses. If you’re on a job site, for example, our kerosene indirect duct-able series is an excellent choice. In a ventilated garage, you might prefer a kerosene forced air model. For dinner parties on the deck, try one of our outdoor patio heaters.
- Do you prefer a kerosene or propane model? Kerosene is combustible, burns strongly, and offers a strong amount of heat. By contrast, propane is cleaner burning and can easily be found at most gas stations and grocery stores. It’s also much cheaper than kerosene.
- How long will you need to run the heater? A propane model running off a 20-pound propane cylinder set at low will last for 65 hours and set at high will last for 24 hours. However, if you just need some warmth while you’re tooling around in your garage, you might prefer a kerosene forced air model.
- Will you need to carry the heater long distances? If so, you will need to consider the weight & wheel kit of each model. If you’ll be using a heater at a job location, be sure it will be accessible.
Heaters can be used in a variety of situations and locations: for emergency power outages, to heat outdoor events, to keep warm while shoveling snow, in ventilated garages and work areas, on construction sites, and the list goes on and on. Wherever you need warmth, a portable heater is the solution.
At Mi-T-M, we’re happy to answer all your questions about portable heater questions. We want to ensure you find just the right heater for your lifestyle.
What’s the easiest to use? Which is more convenient to carry? What’s the price difference? Let’s compare the two types and find out what’s best for you.
Kerosene Portable Heater
You get more heat for your buck with Mi-T-M kerosene forced air heater, which is a more powerful fuel source. The heat from kerosene heater—measured in British thermal units (BTU’s)—starting about 75,000 BTU’s per gallon. Mi-T-M Propane heaters offer BTU’s starting at 18,000 BTU’s per gallon. Therefore, kerosene will keep you warmer under the stars.
Mi-T-M Heaters come in all different shapes and sizes and usually have only one or two settings, so you’ll need to determine the right size to keep you warm. Mi-T-M offers dozens of portable heating options.
The cost for each type of fuel is something else you’ll want to ponder. Let’s compare apples to apples by looking at just one state. According to the New York State Energy and Development Authority, in that state, kerosene averages about $4.20/gallon, while propane will run you around $3.10/gallon.
Kerosene is combustible, burns strongly and offers a strong amount of heat. Yet propane is by far the cleaner-burning of the two fuels and it’s usually much easier to find and buy.
Next you’ll want to consider how long each type of heater will keep you warm. A propane model running off a 20-pound propane cylinder set at low will last for 65 hours and set at high will last for 24 hours.
Finally, think about how much weight you’re willing to schlep around. As you weigh the different features of kerosene vs. propane heaters, don’t forget to actually weigh the models themselves. Many units feature wheel kits for ease of transportation, consider how far you will need to transport your heater to and from job sites and work areas.
Contact Mi-T-M with all your portable heater questions. We’ll make sure you find just the right heater. Why? We want to make sure you’re a happy camper!
The holidays are quickly approaching which means you’re running out of time to get the perfect gift for everyone on your list. Surprise the spouse, parent, sibling or friend you’ll be shopping for this year by getting them their first Mi-T-M product from our holiday gift guide, or helping them upgrade to a newer model.
The following guide is intended to give you the information necessary to make the best purchasing decision possible. Take a moment to learn about the many benefits of purchasing a Mi-T-M product.
We all take pride in owning nice things, but cleaning and maintaining them is sometimes a pain. One of the most enjoyable cleaning methods around any home is with the assistance of a pressure washer! Pressure washers make even the toughest cleaning jobs easy by blasting away the grease, dirt, and grime.
Pressure washers can be used outside the home on siding, sidewalks, garage floors, driveways, decks, playhouses, and much more. Using a pressure washer to clean property will breathe life back into a variety of surfaces, giving your home a newer and cleaner feeling.
Pressure washers come in a variety of styles, as well as electric or gas-powered. If there are cleaning jobs to take care of indoors, the electric pressure washer is the best option as it’s exhaust-free. If you’re looking for something that travels well, you’ll want to look into the hand-carry and portable units. Moving these washers around will be the easiest part of any cleaning job.
If the fortunate recipient already has a pressure washer, maybe now is a great time to upgrade their unit. Mi-T-M products are built to last, getting the job done long after their cheaper competitors have been discarded. Many businesses offer great incentives on certain products, so keep an eye open for your opportunity to upgrade at a store near you.
Sometimes the best gifts are the ones you’ve been wanting or needing, but for whatever reason just haven’t gotten around to purchasing yet. One such item that nearly everyone could use is a generator. A generator is perfect for the home, camping or other recreational activities enjoyed throughout the year. You’ll be faced with two main options when looking for generators: traditional generators and inverter generators.
Inverter generators are much quieter than traditional generators. This relatively new technology is very popular with campers.
Generators are great for recreational use, such as powering lights and TVs at a tailgate, as well as emergency back-up power. Mi-T-M generators are powerful enough to act as a backup power source in case a home’s electricity ever goes out. These handy generators are easily transportable. The Mi-T-M ChoreMaster is a great option if you think the recipient would use it as both a recreational and emergency tool.
Everyone enjoys convenience, and that is exactly what Mi-T-M air compressors provide. Whomever you purchase an air compressor for will most likely have many uses for it beyond filling up a tire. Whether it’s for construction, auto maintenance, cleaning, etc. An air compressor is a great addition to any workshop or garage.
There are a variety of consumer-grade air compressors that meet a wide range of needs. Most consumers will use a gas or electric single-stage compressor. Mi-T-M air compressors are available in portable and hand-carry models and the tanks can range in size from 4 gallon to 8 gallon. The most important part of choosing air compressor is knowing whether or not it will be used indoors or outdoors. An electric compressor can be safely used inside and out, as opposed to a gas compressor that should only be used outside. To get expert advice on which compressor best fits your lucky recipient’s needs, contact the Mi-T-M dealer nearest you.
Propane Patio Heaters:
Give the gift of quality time spent with family and friends under the warm glow of a Mi-T-M propane patio heater. These amazing heaters stand upright as a decorative piece and distribute heat evenly around your space, warming a 210 sq. ft. radius and providing the right amount of comfort. This heater works well throughout the year and is a great way to help the recipient enjoy the outdoors and entertain guests even in chilly temperatures.
If you’re looking for stocking-stuffer ideas, consider some of the best equipment accessories available from Mi-T-M . A rotating nozzle or gutter cleaning attachment can seriously boost the cleaning power of an existing pressure washer unit or of course, one recently gifted. You’ll also find generator covers, air compressor blow guns, air hoses and more. Easy to install and use, our accessories will be a welcomed addition to any unit. Our accessories, like our equipment, are designed and made by leading industry engineers.
If you’re unsure of which piece of equipment will make the perfect gift, simply talk with a dealer to get the expert advice you need. They will help you identify the equipment and models that will best fit their needs.