- Laser heater
A laser heater is a type of
kerosene heater. Fact|date=May 2008 These heaters use an electronically guided system that burns the kerosene fuelat a high efficiency (almost 100%). Fact|date=May 2008 These units produce almost no combustionexhaust gas and soot. Fact|date=May 2008
Laser heaters are popular in
These heaters are able to clean themselves and shut off when there are dangerously low levels of
oxygenleft in the room for the burner to burn, making the risk of carbon monoxide poisoning very low. Temperaturecan be regulated very precisely. Fact|date=May 2008
Modern laser heaters use a button to ignite the fuel. A wick , a feature of old
keroseneheaters, is not present.Fact|date=May 2008 After ignition, the temperature of the burner is raised to assure maximum efficiency of the heater. Fact|date=May 2008 Temperatures in the heating chambercan reach temperatures up to 1200 degrees celsius. Fact|date=May 2008
Efficiency of the laser heater is, therefore, highly optimised by burning any waste gases that would be otherwise released into
air. Fact|date=May 2008
A purified type of kerosene is used as a fuel, low in
sulfur. Other types of kerosene are not suited for any kerosene or laser heater.
United Statesthe kind of kerosene is named as: 1-K kerosene. In Belgium, this is called ' petroleumtype c'.
CO and other harmful products
The safety of kerosine laser heaters is debated.
Sensitive people, for example, people suffering from
asthmaor heartproblems, should be alert.
Portable heaters are currently considered not be a replacement for
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