Portable Kerosene Heaters

If you have a liquid fueled space heater, use only the fuel recommended by the manufacturer. Never use gasoline or any other substitute fuel because the wrong fuel could burn hotter than the equipment’s design limits and cause a fire. When refueling, always turn off the heater and let it cool down before adding fuel. Wipe up any spills promptly.

If you are considering a kerosene heater, be sure to check with your local fire department before purchasing to find out if it is legal in your community. Store the kerosene away from heat or open flame in a container approved by the local Fire Department and be sure it is clearly marked with the fuel name. Portable LP gas (propane) heaters with self-contained fuel supplies (cabinet heaters) are prohibited for home use by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) fire safety standards.