Patio Heaters Your Options

Posted by AldoMoore on January 19th, 2015

Winter is a time when everyone would want to stay indoors. But, you don’t have to be one among them; just install a heater in your patio. But, to make sure that you are getting the most from this heating unit, you should understand your options here. Given below is an overview of some of the popular types of outdoor heaters.

  1. 1.       Tabletop patio heaters

These are compact heaters; you can keep them on your table when enjoying some time among friends. Sitting in the center, the unit would offer the warmth you want. Propane and electricity are the fuels generally used in these types of heaters. But, these are not meant for larger areas.

  1. 2.       Standalone units

These are ideal for anyone who wants to spend some time reading a book or partying with friends. The heating power may vary depending on the model you choose. But, the general range is approximately 15’-20’. The temperature regulators located at the top make them safer; children are protected from getting burned when trying to adjust the heat.

  1. 3.       Wall-mounted units

These are great for those homeowners for whom space is a concern. Just mount it on your wall and it would keep on offering you the warmth you want.  You can install it upward or downward as per your requirement. When buying one, make sure that you have the brackets and other devices to attach it safely to the wall.

  1. 4.       Fire pits

The units use piece of wood as its fuel. The mesh spark screen prevents fire from getting around. These are available in the size, shape and type of your choice.

Types of fuel

As you know, there are three types of fuels available for use in a patio heater.

  • Natural gas: If you want natural gas as fuel for your patio heater, you need to install a connection outside your home. It ensures a constant supply of fuel as the unit when connected to your gas supply functions without interruption. All you need to do is to turn on the ignition for the unit to get activated. However, patio heating units using this as its fuel are not so common. If at all you see them, they may be mostly free-standing or floor units.
  • Propane: This is the most common among the fuels used in outdoor heaters. The great thing about them is that the base of the unit comes with the space to place the propane tank. They don’t consume much space and stay safe beyond the reach of children. Portable and easy to operate, these are the favorite of those who love to spend time outdoors.
  • Electricity: Electricity is the safest source of energy available for a patio heater. It does not emit any harmful chemicals like carbon monoxide. If you live in an area where natural gas is difficult to get, this is the best choice. Its heating power is lower when compared to the ones using natural gas or propane and is ideal for smaller spaces.

Do your own research in patio heaters and choose one which fits well both with your budget and your requirements.

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Contact :
Contact Person: Jose C. Calderon
Mega Super Stores, Inc
Address: 10679 Westview Pkwy,San Diego, CA 92126
Tel/Fax: 800-568-5450

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