Heaters Buyer's Guide

Looking for a reliable and efficient heater or stove? Our Heaters Buyers Guide can help you find the exact model that best suits your needs. See what options are available based on fuel-type, portability, safety, and aesthetic appeal.

Heaters: Choose Your Heating Fuel!

It is important to be aware of the fuel types available near your location for heaters sold by Northern Tool + Equipment. Select a heater fuel type that can be easily acquired in your area prior to selecting a heater to purchase. This will save time and get your new heater up and running more quickly. Please review the different heater fuel types below.

Electric Heaters

Efficiency and portability combine to provide quick heat from compact, stylish units. A heater designed for high performance with minimum maintenance. This heater is ideal for both indoor and outdoor home heating systems.

Natural Gas Heaters

Propane Heaters and Natural Gas Heaters

Fast, reliable heating for job sites, workshops and homes. An easy to operate heater that includes safety features for worry free heat operation.*

Kerosene Heaters

Kerosene Heaters

Portable heaters offer the option of kerosene as fuel source. Large fuel tanks on some units makes them ideal for heating loading docks, warehouses and other large areas.

Corn Heaters

Corn Heaters and Waste Oil Heaters

Corn stoves offer an environment friendly heat source, burning shelled corn to warm your home while cutting heating costs. Waste oil heater burns used oil to generate up to 120,000 BTU of heat for your home.

Wood Stoves

Wood Stoves

Wood stoves provide efficiency and ambiance of burning wood while cutting heating costs. Some cast iron stoves can burn either wood or coal, and some offer a stove top cooking surface in addition to heating comfort.*

Determine how to vent your wood stove

*Elevations of 4,500 ft and above may affect the performance of these units.

Heaters: Choose The Right Size

Which heater model is right for you? Start by determining the following about your heater needs:

  1. How large is the area being heated in cubic feet? Calculate area dimensions (Length x Width x Height) = Total Cubic Feet

  2. What is the desired temperature increase to be gained by the heater? Calculate (Desired temperature(with Heater) - Area temperature(without heater)) = Desired Temperature Increase

  3. Calculate the BTU's required to achieve desired temperature. Calculate ((Total Cubic Feet x .133) x Desired Temperature Increase) = BTU's Required

The above calculations are estimates to measure your heating needs. Building construction contributes to BTU requirements also.

Quick Heater Sizing Chart - Find your approximate heater size quickly:

Temperature Rise
Total Cubic Feet 20 Degrees 30 Degrees 40 Degrees 50 Degrees
5,000 CU. FT 15,000 BTU 20,000 BTU 27,000 BTU 34,000 BTU
7,000 CU. FT. 19,000 BTU 28,000 BTU 38,000 BTU 47,000 BTU
10,000 CU. FT. 27,000 BTU 40,000 BTU 54,000 BTU 67,000 BTU
15,000 CU. FT. 40,000 BTU 60,000 BTU 80,000 BTU 100,000 BTU
20,000 CU. FT. 54,000 BTU 80,000 BTU 107,000 BTU 133,000 BTU
30,000 CU. FT. 80,000 BTU 120,000 BTU 160,000 BTU 200,000 BTU
50,000 CU. FT. 133,000 BTU 200,000 BTU 266,000 BTU 333,000 BTU

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