Patio Heater Assembly
Patio heater assembly can make your outdoor life more enjoyable. If you have a pleasant patio or gorgeous garden, it’s a shame you can’t enjoy it for months out of the year when it’s too cold to sit outside for more than a few minutes. But with the right patio heater, you can extend the months in which you can partake of alfresco dining or backyard gatherings.
With the right patio heater, there’s no reason to spend the winter cooped up indoors. However, picking the best heater can seem daunting, especially for first-time buyers. With a huge variety of makes, models, and varieties to pick from, you might struggle to find one that fits your requirements.
Patio heaters can add comfort and ambiance at your outdoor event when the temperature drops. Don’t let your guests freeze! Keep them toasty and warm when the air gets cooler with our outdoor, patio heater assembly.
Types of Patio Heaters
Full-size patio heaters: Tall and completely freestanding, full-size patio heaters tend to be the most powerful option, so they’re ideal for use well into the coldest winter months or if you need to heat a large area. They’re powered by large gas canisters.
Full-size patio heater prices: The price you pay will depend on the size, heat output, and overall quality. The very best models have the best range.
Tabletop patio heaters: Tabletop patio heaters usually look similar to their full-size counterparts but are much smaller — around two to three feet tall — and sit on a tabletop rather than on the ground. They’re powerful enough to warm everyone at the table, but not much beyond, so these heaters are better for smaller gatherings or outdoor dining. Tabletop heaters can be powered by gas or electricity.
Other patio heaters: Some patio heaters don’t fit into either category. Common offerings include hanging patio heaters and wall-mounted patio heaters. More often than not, these types need to be plugged into a power outlet or hardwired in.
Other patio heater prices: Hanging and wall-mounted heaters price will vary depending on the model you choose.
Patio heater features
The vast majority of patio heaters run off either liquid petroleum gas (LPG) canisters or electricity. Both options have their pros and cons.
Gas: Gas patio heaters are entirely portable because they don’t need any kind of mains connection. They are effective at heating large areas. On the downside, gas heaters can take longer to warm up, and not everyone likes dealing with gas canisters.
Electric: Once an electric patio heater is set up, it’s extremely easy to use, plus it can be used in enclosed spaces because there’s no risk from carbon monoxide. On the downside, you need to position an electric heater close to a power outlet or have it hardwired.
Radiant vs. convection heat
When searching for a patio heater, you might hear the terms “radiant heat” and “convection heat,” but what do they mean?
Radiant heat: This is what electric patio heaters put out. While it warms objects and people in the surrounding area, it doesn’t actually warm the air, so you generally need to be quite close to feel its effects.
Convection heat: Gas-powered patio heaters emit convection heat. This type of heat warms the air, which in turn makes you feel warmer. As such, it can take a little longer to feel its effects, but the range is better.
The heat output of gas patio heaters is listed in British thermal units (BTU), whereas the heat output of electric patio heaters is measured in watts. It can be tough to know what this means just by looking at the figures, however. Your requirements might vary depending on the size of the space you want to heat, but an average full-size gas heater puts out at least 40,000 BTU, and a tabletop model puts out at least 10,000 BTU. Look for electric heaters of at least 1,000 to 1,500 watts.
The effective range of a patio heater is the radius that will feel the effects of the heater. A tabletop heater might have a range of five to eight feet, while a full-size model might be able to heat a range of 15 to 20 feet. Bear in mind that it will generally be warmer the closer you get to the heater. You won’t get even heating over the entire area.
Why should I hire Gotahand?
Even jobs that look easy can go wrong in any number of ways. Handing off the project to a professional, who has experience doing exactly what you need done, will save you time and potential headaches by making sure the job gets done right the first time.