Outdoor Patio Heater Tips and Tricks - Part One

As the weather cools and Summer has come to a close, learn about all the ways an outdoor patio heater can extend your time outside in comfort.

Types of Outdoor Patio Heaters

Propane

Benefits:

  • Heat up fast.
  • No installation required.
  • Portable; Can be moved to where you need the heat the most.

To Keep in Mind:

  • Propane costs more than natural gas.
  • Gas tanks will need to be replaced periodically.
  • Shouldn’t be used in a covered or enclosed space.

Natural Gas

Benefits:

  • Inexpensive to use.
  • Easy to maintain.

To Keep in Mind:

  • Expensive to buy and install.
  • Can’t use in a covered or enclosed space.
  • May be difficult to move due to natural gas line.

 

Electric

Benefits:

  • Convenient to use – just plug it in.
  • Safe to use in covered or enclosed spaces.
  • Easy to use and maintain.

To Keep in Mind:

  • Cost more to use in the long run.
  • Can only be used close to an outlet.
  • May prove to be slow to heat up.

Wood

Benefits:

  • Provides great atmosphere.
  • Affordable to purchase or build.

To Keep in Mind:

  • Require more maintenance than other options.
  • Trickier to ignite and maintain at desired heating level.
  • May be difficult or expensive to get wood if you live in the city.
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