Season of Spring

Patio Heaters

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 and patio.

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