With temperatures hitting a record low this season, heating your patio may not be a bad idea. It also takes some time for the weather to warm up in early Spring. Typically, there are five options for heating the patio—from gas fire pits to propane heaters, electric lamp heaters, wall mounted patio heaters, and wood-burning fire pits. For more information on the ins and outs of the most optimal patio heater for you keep reading below.
Gas Fire Pits
Gas fire pits are popular due to their emission of heat and aesthetically provide a central point to any yard. Imagine sitting around a gas fire pit on a chilly Spring night. Gas fire pits add a touch of style. All that is needed to heat a gas fire pit is a gas tank and warmth occurs immediately. One obvious plus of having a gas fire pit is that your patio can be enjoyed even during the winter seasons. Other additions also include low maintenance care (unlike traditional fire pits), customizable designs that already match your patio decor, and the ease of hitting just one button to start the gas pit’s fire. It is suggested that these kinds of fire pits are used with covered porches.
Propane Fire Heaters
When it comes to patio heating, propane fire heaters are the most traditional. Their tall, sleek style design can be central to your patio or put in a corner. Some other benefits include broader price points, the ability to move because some heaters having wheels, various style choices, and even the option of using natural gas. Akin to the gas fire pit, the heater starts up with just one touch. It is recommended to use a propane fire heater with uncovered porches and in open porch, deck, or patio settings or for outdoor, commercial use.
Electric Lamp Patio Heaters
This is a great option if dealing with gas seems to be a hassle. For those who have screened in porches, this is also a great option. While this kind of heater is optimal for uncovered porches, an electrical outlet would be needed. There is no emission of smoke and electric lamp patio heaters prove to blow out heat that isn’t as heavy. The electric lamp patio heater is sleek and tall just like a propane heater but also comes in a table-top model. Another bonus is that the electric lamp patio heater is the chameleon of the heaters—it easily blends in with various kinds of decor.
Wall-Mounted Patio Heaters
The wall-mounted patio heater adds style to bars and restaurants. However, they can be used at a residence for covered patios as well as balconies. The wall-mounted patio heater is designed for small patios or can be paired with outdoor patios that have a modern flare. As its name suggests, this type of patio heater can be mounted to a wall or ceiling which gives it the ability for the direction of heat to focus on people or objects. With its concise design, a lot of space is also saved.
Wood-Burning Fire Pit
This is a simpler alternative to purchasing a modern, patio heater. Using wood is the least expensive, compared to any other fuels. No gas line is needed and the intensity of the flames are unmatched. The install is easy. Wood is simply placed into a metal or concrete enclosure.
Aesthetically, this type of heater is reminiscent of a campfire It is suggested that a wood-burning fire pit is not used under an uncovered patio.
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