Some heaters, like direct vent types, allow consistent use, but it’s never suggested to leave your gas heater running overnight. Understanding its design and functionality and being equipped with all the essential precautions will help avoid any risk and safety concerns.
On a freezing night, it could be convenient to warm up your home with your gas heater; at least to the extent that it can make falling asleep easier. Still, you may think; is it a good idea to leave a gas heater on overnight?
We do not advise it! There is a risk in running your gas heater overnight of carbon monoxide poisoning and potentially, fire outbreak. While it’s never advised, if your gas heater has been properly maintained and its design allows it to run continuously, it can be safe to leave it on overnight.
Some specific heaters like ceramic, oil, and infrared heaters are safe to leave on for the whole night. Still, there are other heaters like electric space heaters and vented propane heaters that you’d want to turn off before going to bed. If you want to leave your heater on all night-long, placing it away from curtains or furniture will keep you safe from potential hazards.
Managing the heat problem
As Autumn approaches, there’s nothing better than a cozy and warm bedroom. Some heaters are particularly designed to stay on all day-long and night-long, but others can be dangerous if left on for too long. For these types of heaters, it is great to turn them on for a particular time, but they must be switched off after turning the lights off. If you are planning to leave your heater on overnight, choose a heater that is ideal for longer shifts.
Heaters safe for overnight use:
These types of heaters are safe and can be left on overnight;
- Infrared heaters – deliver warmth just like the sunlight. This type of heater uses rays to add warmth to a particular area and people instead of heating up the air in the room. They are safe and work on natural mechanisms.
- Oil heater – this is another fine type of heater. The heating component in an oil heater is enclosed in a metal body, which makes it safe to touch and improbable to burn or overheat any portion of your home.
- Ceramic heater – the ceramic plates within these heaters get heated up and the air remains cool at the outer plastic casing. Thus, ceramic heaters are safe to touch and leave on overnight.
Heaters that must be turned off in the night
Here are the types of heaters that are too risky to be left switched on overnight:
- Vented propane heater – these heaters can release carbon monoxide and can cause a fire outbreak. Make sure to switch it off before going to bed.
- Electric space heater – a space heater, if left on for too long can overheat the socket it is plugged into and become a fire hazard. So, never let it stay on overnight.
Concluding the whole article, while some have heaters, like direct vent types allow consistent use, it’s never suggested to leave your gas heater running overnight. Understanding its design and functionality and being equipped with all the essential precautions will help avoid any risk and safety/health concerns at your place. We have a team of Heating Experts are well-trained and experienced enough to handle gas heater installation, maintenance, and any other concerns. Call us on 1300 100 040.