A most efficient kerosene heater is powered by kerosene. It is important that you remember that kerosene fuel is completely different from gasoline so you should purchase kerosene fluid rather than gasoline to power the heater. You should always read the instructions carefully and make sure that you understand how to use it safely before you start.
You will need to purchase kerosene for your heater. No other fuel will work in it, and you should be careful to avoid mixing fuels, as this could be very dangerous. Using the wrong fuel will result in the heater breaking.
You can store kerosene in a special kerosene storage container. Of course, you should keep this away from any light or heat sources. You can purchase kerosene from many gas stations or hardware stores. You should also make sure that you have a siphon pump to help you get the kerosene safely from the storage container to the heater.
When you come to use the tank, you need to make sure that the heater is switched off and cool. You should never refill a kerosene heater that has only just powered off due to low fuel. Always leave the heater to cool for at least 20 minutes before attempting to refuel it. It is a good idea to fill the heater outdoors, in a well-ventilated area in case you do spill any fuel.
A kerosene heater should be placed on a flat level surface before you switch it on.
When you turn on the heater, it will ignite some of the kerosene. The kerosene burns off slowly and the heater distributes the heat from the flame around the heater. You can heat different sized spaces depending on how powerful the heater is. Of course, more powerful heaters will use fuel more quickly as more fuel will be needed to create the extra heat.