Patio heaters bring more than
warmth to your patio
As more and more people are seeking ways to enjoy
their lawns and patios year round there is a significant
increase in the number of patio heaters that are being purchased
for home use. A patio heater will not only allow you to enjoy your
patios throughout the winter and colder months of the year, it
will also allow you to enjoy your patio on those cooler spring
and summer nights.
The makers of patio heaters are paying attention
to the growing demand as well as the diversity of the people purchasing
patio heaters. There are many different types of patio heaters
available on the market today. Among the more popular and common
styles of these nifty devices are tabletop, free standing, hanging,
fireplaces, kettle grills, fire pits, and ceiling mounted. In addition
to the different types of patio heaters, there are many, many different
styles for each of these types.
In addition to the various types of heaters available, the heaters
can be fueled in many different ways. Common fuels for patio heaters
are liquid propane, natural gas, electricity, and wood (for the
fireplaces, pits, and kettles/grills). The type of fuel you choose
is as personal of a choice as the style of design you prefer.
When considering patio heaters make sure you compare the different
units available and the cost of operating your unit in addition
the price difference at the store. You could end up saving more
money in the long run by paying more at the time of the purchase
because you buy a unit that is much less expensive to operate.
Be sure you know exactly what you are looking for in the way of
patio heaters before you actually buy one. You want to make sure
that you aren’t buying a heater that will warm 6 ft. when
you need to warm 12 ft. of space. The heating radius is a very
important consideration. You also don’t want to have too
much heat to close to the exterior of your home.
In addition to the heating radius, the fuel consumption, whatever
fuel you choose to use, should have a significant impact on your
decision of whether or not to buy a particular unit. Always compare
the fuel consumption required to operate the unit you are thinking
of purchasing to other similar units. You want to make sure that
you are getting the best features and lowest fuel consumption possible
for the least amount of money possible without sacrificing quality.
It’s a tough job but getting the best possible patio heater
will be the end result and well worth the effort.
Keep in mind that patio heaters, while not small investments,
are only worth the money you spend on them if you use them well
and use them often. By purchasing a patio heater, you are making
your patio much more inviting during colder weather. In doing so,
you are opening new doors for your personal enjoyment of your home