On a warm night there’s nothing quite like sitting outside with a glass of wine, reading a book or having a meal with your partner. Unfortunately, in most parts of the world, climate is not stable and something we can rely upon. This limits us to the opportunities of barbecues or romantic outdoor meals to just a few months of the year. Even then, we can’t guarantee we won’t have to wear a coat!
Patio heaters make a great addition to any modern garden or patio area. They come in many shapes and forms, so there’s no doubt you’ll be able to find one that suits you.
Many modern gas patio heaters are now waterproof, so you don’t have to worry about storing them in the wet months – although it would still be advised to use a heater cover to protect the metal of the heater from any rust or corrosion. Gas heaters have the added benefit of being wire-free. You don’t have to worry about running an electrical cable though your garden which has the potential to be a trip hazard.
Electric patio heaters are ideal for those in search for a more economical solution. They can be switched on and off with ease. They tend to be cheaper to both buy and run, making them ideal for domestic use in smaller gardens that do not require the majestic heat output of a gas patio heater. But don’t get me wrong, electric heaters can have a superb heat output and provide more than enough heat for most garden and patio areas.
Speaking of economic heating, one of the advantages of electric patio heaters is the availability of a new type of heater – oscillating electric heaters. These heaters rotate on their fixture to provide warmth to up to three times the area of static electric heaters. That means three times the heat for the same energy consumption!
If you’re considering improvements to your garden, then you should absolutely consider a patio heater. Gas heaters both look great and are very practical, so if you have the space for one, then take a look at what the market has to offer.