A patio heater is a radiant heating appliance used for generating thermal radiation for either outdoor or indoor use. Patio heaters have become very common and especially in restaurants and bars for their customers sitting outdoors. There are several patio heaters that you might consider buying for you home. Advancements in technology have made these heaters to bring a new revolution in the outdoor heating. Patio, being an extension of your home, is a place for socializing and relaxation. I understand that you need to make the time spent outdoors cosy and comfortable without minding the current temperature, environment or the season. One way to ensure you achieve this is by having a proper heating system- using an electric patio heater could be a solution. However, how do you ensure you get the best electric patio heater?
My pick for the best electric patio heater would be the fire sense telescoping infrared indoor/outdoor heater with offset pole, stainless steel.
Types of patio heaters
Having discussed about the electric patio heaters, there are other types of patio heaters including:
Tabletop patio heater which is ideal for outdoor dining. Tabletop patio heaters use a small propane tank while others are electric. Most appropriate for a small setting as they cover less area. For instance, it can be used for conversations between family members or guests. They create enough floor space area making you to have more room and space.
Wall mounted patio heater which is mounted to a wall for safe operation. They do not occupy space so ideal for squeezed rooms.
Hanging patio heater which is portable and small. However, they come in electric only.
Free standing patio heaters. Ideal for people seeking to cover a wider area with warmth. Can be fuelled by either electricity, propane or natural gas. The free standing lamp is made up of the base, pole, reflector and the heat source.
Types of fuels for patio heaters
Having preferred to use an electric patio heater, what other types of fuels can be used on these patio heaters:
Propane gas patio heaters
The tanks need to be refilled once they are depleted. One thing I dislike about the propane gas patio heaters is that each heater needs a separate tank meaning it could be very costly to maintain as compared to either natural gas or electric patio heaters.
Natural gas patio heaters
Mostly used by homes outfitted with the natural gas. They are less portable as compared to propane.
Should you have different thoughts regarding our choice for the best electric patio heater, let us know through the comments section.