Patio Heater

Imagine sitting outside on your patio enjoying a nice evening. Perhaps you’ve just finished cooking on the grill, or maybe you just want to sit outside under the stars and enjoy a nice glass of wine. Maybe you have friends over and want to chat while getting some fresh air. While these thoughts are certainly very nice, a chilly night can prevent any outdoor activities. However, there is a solution: a nice patio heater can warm up your entire patio even during the colder months, allowing you to enjoy your evenings outdoors.

There are two different types of patio heaters. The first type is electric. To enjoy these patio heaters, you’ll need either an outdoor electrical outlet or a long extension cord. Even if you don’t have an outdoor outlet, you can run your extension cord through an open window or door and plug it in to an outlet inside your home. For some that’s impractical, but for others, it’s a good solution. However, you don’t have to purchase any sort of fuel for electric heaters, which can be nice.

If you don’t want to mess with electrical cords at all, you may want to invest in a gas powered patio heater. While it’s true you do have to deal with purchasing fuel for gas patio heaters, the freedom to move the heater anywhere you want is nice. Most gas patio heaters hold enough fuel to last for quite some time, even if you regularly use your patio heater.

No matter which type of patio heater you decide you want, you’ll find many different styles to select from. One of the most popular is the tall, lamp-like style. These patio heaters look like tall outdoor lamps or indoor pole lamps. In fact, some are even designed to look like old-time street lamps or stylish reading lamps. Generally, you place these types of patio heaters in the middle of your gathering area since they provide heat in all directions. The upper part of the heater generally includes a lamp, giving you extra lighting as well as heat, and the top is usually covered with a small weather shield to protect your patio heater from the rain.

Another popular type of patio heater looks like a small table. The heater is built into the base of the table and distributes heat all around. All you have to do is pull up your chairs and you’ll stay nice and warm. The nice thing about these types of patio heaters is that they combine the patio heater with a table. This is great if you want to save space or if you don’t have a patio table. Most of these table patio heaters include matching chairs. The only downside to these heaters is that they’re often a bit more expensive than the lamp-style patio heaters, especially if they include chairs.

Finally, there are also some patio heaters that are designed to be hung. These types of heaters are almost always gas powered, eliminated the ugly look of power cords hung all around your patio. However, obviously the down side here is that you need a good, heavy tree branch or some sort of frame to hang the patio heater from. This also limits you in regards to where you can sit and still be warm. The advantage, however, is that you don’t take up patio space with the heater, so if you have a very small patio, this may be the best option for you. If you’re looking at this type of patio heater, make certain you have something strong enough to support it.

This Patio Heater Review is Written/Updated on Mar 5th, 2009 and filed under Home Appliances. Both comments and pings are currently closed.

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