Beer Info FAQ

Can alcohol be used in a kerosene heater?

Can alcohol be used in a kerosene heater?

Efficiency. The same amount of kerosene as alcohol will return more BTUs when burned. If a heater were calibrated to safely use alcohol as its main fuel, it would take about 30 percent more fuel to warm the same amount of space.

Can you burn rubbing alcohol in a kerosene heater?

Alcohol should not be used in a kerosene heater or lamp. Alcohol, i.e., ethanol, is too volatile and burns too quickly to use in its place safely. Kerosene heaters are essential sources of heat around the world.