Gas Heaters: Cool Touch

Reviewed by:
Rosemary Thornton
In the not-too-distant past, space heaters and children or pets were a dangerous combination. The Rinnai Ductless Zone Heater solves that problem.

Thecabinet on the gas-fired 14,000 BTU heater is not only stylish, but will remain cool to the touch. A thermostatic control governs both the room temperature and the seven-speed fan motor.

The heater is 99.9% efficient, so it requires no venting. According to the manufacturer, this unit will heat a "mid-size" room.

  • Rinnai REC 429 Ductless Zone Heater measures 17" tall and 16" wide.
  • Price is about $400 (August 2006).
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