It was typically respected practice for our Grandma to supplement his indoor new home heating with a portable kerosene gas furnace in the wintertime, i can remember being at his new home when the electric would go out, and she’d drag out that little kerosene gas furnace and start it up in the family room, when it was brunch time, he would heat leftovers in aluminum foil on top of the kerosene heater. When I set out to rent our first apartment, I thought it would be a nice system to have a portable gas furnace enjoy Grandma had in case the electric went out. I was not sure what to look for, so I went to the local heating & A/C company to talk with their Heating, Ventilation & A/C worker. I told him that our intention for purchasing a portable gas furnace is for electrical failure during cold wintertime weeks, and the Heating, Ventilation & A/C worker said that people usually go with propane or kerosene heaters. The Heating, Ventilation & A/C worker said that kerosene is safer to store because it will not ignite when exposed to open flame; it has to have a wick in order for it to burn; He also said that if stored in a respected container, kerosene can last longer than propane. I asked about price, and heating efficiency of each, and the Heating, Ventilation & A/C worker said that kerosene is a more cost efficient way to heat. Kerosene has about 135,000 BTU’s of energy potential per gallon, while propane has about 91,333 BTU’s of energy potential per gallon; not to mention that kerosene costs less than propane. With the help of the Heating, Ventilation & A/C worker, I decided to purchase a portable kerosene gas furnace for wintertime time unexpected power outages.