What to consider when buying a tent heater
When searching for a tent heater, there are several things to consider:
Refers to the level of heat that the tent heater is able to emit. The higher the number, the warmer you’ll be. However, the higher the wattage the more you’ll spend on propane or electric.
Does the heater have a function that prevents overheating? Does it have a sturdy base so that it doesn’t tip over in the middle of the night? And does it have an oxygen sensor to ensure that the oxygen in the tent remains at a safe level? When it comes to heaters, I suggest spending your hard earned money on a model that features all of these safety functions.
The fuel source
Some portable tent heaters run on gas/propane while others are electric or run on burning firewood. I suggest opting for an electric model as propane heaters can be risky if they malfunction. Ingesting propane fumes for extended periods of time is not safe at all. Electric heaters are great if you’re staying at a campground with electricity. All you’ll need is an extension cord.
The weight and size
If you can drive right into the campsite, size and weight doesn’t entirely matter. However, if you need to trek or walk a substantial distance to reach your campsite, you won’t want to be lugging around a bulky and heavy heater.
If the heater you purchase isn’t durable, it’ll be a waste of money. When it comes to buying a portable tent heater, make sure that you don’t opt for the cheapest option as it may not be the most durable. Look for heaters with ceramic plates and sturdy handles.