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Is a gas heater bad for your health?
Last Updated: 6th May, 2021
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Hereof, are indoor gas heaters safe?
Indoor gas heaters are very safe when properly maintained and used as instructed. Major brands make quality indoor gas heaters so Paloma, Everdure, Calor (UK) and Rinnai gas heaters are normally safe in the home when well maintained.
Also, is heater harmful for health? "Air heater is especially bad for heart patients and asthma patients, they feel suffocated. Even healthy people get affected as after switching of the heater, it results in headache. The second problem that the heater does is it affects the skin. Skin has seven layers and exposure to heater affects the skin badly.
Correspondingly, are gas heaters toxic?
An unsafe heater can cause a house fire or pollute your home with dangerous fumes including carbon monoxide. Having your gas heater serviced at a minimum of every two years by a qualified gasfitter, can help keep your family safe. Some gas heaters have been identified as posing a serious health risk.
Is it safe to leave a gas heater on overnight?
Fearon emphasises that you should not leave a gas heater on overnight. Some other heaters can be left on overnight, says Barnes, but “it's a good idea to turn it down”. “A lot of them will have timer options on them so you can run it for a couple of hours while you go to sleep.