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As the temperatures drop, turn your outdoor space into that warm and inviting gathering place with a patio heater. Heating your patio can be a challenge, but here you will find all the information needed, to make an informed decision on how to purchase a patio heater.
· 1000 BTUs/hour = approximately 293 watts
Watts needed: Follow this simple math formula
Patio heaters are available in three fuel variations: natural gas, propane or electric. They also come with different types of ignition systems. To begin with, lets talk about the fuel system types:FUEL TYPES:
Natural Gas heaters are connected to your home gas lines. This would require installation by a professional (Don't try this on your own.) This fuel never runs out, so you never have propane tanks to fill. This fuel type is the least expensive to run. These types of heater produce a large amount of heat instantly upon ignition.
Propane gas heaters use refillable tanks. They are ideal if you want something mobile, either for storage or versatility. They do not have to be near an electrical outlet, or have professional installation. These types of heaters also produce a large amount of heat instantly upon ignition.
Electric can provide warmth, without an open flame. With electric designs, there is no need to buy fuel, but the bulbs do need to be replaced occasionally. Electric patio heaters do not emit harmful emissions into the atmosphere, therefore they are non-toxic and safe for the environment. They are inexpensive and are extremely energy efficient. All you need is an electrical outlet, to plug into. Electric heaters can be used in partially enclosed areas. Instant heat as soon as you plug them in.
Once you have decided on the fuel type and ignition type then you can go on a look at the safety features of patio heaters.
Now that you have some basic knowledge on patio heaters, it now comes down to selecting the type of style and material that you like.
Are the largest available to purchase - standing anywhere between seven (7) and eight (8) feet tall. They are the most powerful heaters you can purchase. The BTU's start around 40,000 BTU's and can go up to approximately 48,000 BTU's. These patio heaters normally have the fuel near the bottom, and the heat source is at the top. They radiate heat downwards, and can heat a area that is anywhere from a 5 to 20 foot radius, which is enough heat, to be able to heat a small house. This makes them a great option for large patios and yards. These free standing units are also available in commercial grade heaters.
TABLE TOP MODELS: Smaller and lighter weight than freestanding heaters. This makes them easier to move around. These small devices sit in the middle of a table and will keep those around the table and the immediate area warmer. Most table top models will produce up to 12,000 BTU's and run on a 1 lb. propane cylinder. Theses units also tend to be lower in costs.
Hanging patio heaters are a great way to go when you have limited space. They are safer to use than floor or table top model , especially if you have children or pets that can knock them over. These won't get knocked over, and they will not take up any valuable table or floor space. Even if you have a large area, one or two can me hung and can provide more than enough heat to keep the area warm. When it comes to hanging patio heaters there are lots of models to choose from.
WALL & CEILING MOUNTED: When you do not have a lot of space, and space is a concern, then a Wall or Ceiling mount patio heater is ideal. Wall mount units can be attached to exterior walls. Ceiling mounted patio heaters can be mounted to a pergola with an open top. These patio heaters will provide all the warmth and comfort you need to a large area without taking up floor space. Mounted heaters radiate heat in single direction, either from the side or above. Because a mounted heater must be in such close proximity to a structure, they are typically electric, which reduces the risk of fire.
Our Contemporary Stainless Steel Patio Heaters are stylish as well as functional. Don’t let the never-ending winter chill prevent you from using your outdoor space. One of these Sharp Stainless Steel Patio Heaters will cut through the cool air and create a warm and inviting atmosphere for you and your guests.
Copper Patio Heaters
Add a touch of class to your outdoor living space with one of these Copper Patio Heaters.
UNIQUE DESIGN MODELS:
These Unique Design Outdoor Patio Heaters are sure to delight as well as warm any type of gathering. If the winter chill is preventing you from using your outdoor living space, use one of these Unique Designed Patio Heaters to warm you and all your guests. Stainless steel can come in a variety of colors including regular stainless steel, black, copper, green, white and gold. There are wicker bases, as well as illuminated bases.
If you need a patio heater that will last the rugged conditions of a commercial space then these patio heaters are what you are looking for. They have thicker metal shells to handle the more abusive environment. They also produce a large amount of heat to maximize their heating range and efficiency.