Have you seen those parasol-like heaters at pubs and restaurants that enable them to attract customers during cooler spring or summer nights to stay outside on the curb or in the beer garden? These and similar types of outdoor heaters are available for your own garden and patio as well. Prolong your garden dinner parties well into the night and keep your guest warm!
If you do not have the space to store wood logs and install a fire pit , or if you do not have the patience to try and start a fire in a chiminea , maybe patio heaters are an option for you. There is a wide choice in size and design available , but patio heaters come in two basic forms: gas fueled and electric.
Gas Patio Heaters
Gas burning heaters often look like lamp posts. You ignite the gas in a burner on top of the post. The burner has holes in it to let heat escape and radiate from the burner. A round , coated , umbrella-like lid on top works as a reflector and helps to reduce the heat escaping into the air on top of the burner. This way , heat radiates off the burner in a circular area and more heat is directed towards your patio or sitting area in the garden. Gases used to fire gas patio heaters are natural gas and propane.
Electric Patio Heaters
Another popular form of garden heaters are electric patio heaters. These do not work with gas but electricity (as the name suggests). You plug them in and switch them on and electricity will heat up the heating element , which will start to glow. Like with gas burning heaters , electric patio heaters have a reflecting surface that redirects the radiation towards the area that is supposed to be heated up.
These types are often also called infrared heaters since the radiation they produce is infrared light. The advantage of infrared garden heaters is that they also work when there is wind that would usually "blow away " the heat or even blow out the flame of a gas patio heater. Infrared light does not need a carrier material (air) to travel. The process of warming you when sitting somewhere close to an infrared heater happens on you , where the light reacts with your skin and warms it.
Electric patio heaters can be mounted , standing or hanging. Wall-mounted heaters are the most common of the mounted types. Many people decide to buy patio heaters that are wall mounted to save the space a freestanding one would take up. Electric wall heaters cannot be tipped over by kids running around your garden.
Patio Heaters at Shop Patio Heaters
At Shop Patio Heaters , we offer a variety of patio heaters in different designs , finishes , mount types , heat or fuel types , and sizes for you to purchase. The majority of our patio heaters can be mounted to a wall and in some cases your garden parasol even. But we also offer freestanding , hanging and tabletop alternatives. The main option for finishes are black , metallic finishes like silver or steel , and white.
Also pay attention to different additional features to chose from. Do you want to buy a portable patio heater? Maybe even one with wheels? Should it be environmentally friendly? Do you want to use it inside the house or in your garden and on your patio? Does it need a pilot light , a tipover switch or a safety shutoff?
Just pick your type of patio heater and the specific features and price range using the filters in the left-hand menu and keep your family and guests warm and cozy in your garden and on your patio.