Natural Gas, Propane, & Electric Infrared Heaters Are The Best Ways To Heat Your Patio

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With three great options to power an infrared heater and tons of variations in size and aesthetic it has never been easier to keep your patio space warm and cozy. Regardless of the fuel type you choose your heater will be generating safe infrared heat. With all our various options for heaters, we will definitely have a heater that will fit perfectly on your patio space.

Infrared patio heaters are the best way to keep warm on your outdoor patios. 

Infrared outdoor heating

The primary distinction between these and other heating products is that infrared heaters generate heat with completely harmless infrared radiation. The majority of other types of heating produce most of their heat through a process known as convection, which involves warming the air to disperse heat throughout the heated space. Factors to consider before purchasing a natural gas, propane, or electric patio heater:

  • Good build quality is essential; no one wants to keep replacing their patio heater.
  • Performance: infrared patio heaters perform better compared open fires.
  • Automatic reignition, a safety shutdown system, and oxygen depletion sensors are some of the features that should be considered when selecting the ideal patio heater for your needs.

Natural Gas Patio Heaters

During the cooler months of the year, purchasing an outdoor heater can be a very worthwhile investment. A patio heater that uses natural gas could be the best option. The costs of ownership over the long term for a natural gas patio heater is low and they are easy to operate. Various installation choices are available, ranging from heaters mounted on the wall or suspended from a ceiling and floor-mounted patio heaters.

Natural gas may only be used to power a patio heater model made to run on natural gas. The gas line in your home connects this sort of heater. Because of this, it is one of the greatest gas patio heater alternatives available because there is a possibility that you will never run out of gas. 

Propane Patio Heaters

Patio heaters that run on propane are another wonderful choice because they heat up very quickly and propane can be used in locations without access to natural gas utility lines. They also give you the flexibility of mobility. Because the fuel is stored in a propane tank in the base of the heater it can be rearranged with your patio layout to fit your needs. It would be best if you stored liquid propane heaters in an area that is shielded from direct contact with rain and other severe weather conditions. This is especially important during winter months.

You won't have to worry about secondhand smoke or unpleasant odors with a propane gas heater because it doesn't produce any of those byproducts. It would be best if you also cleaned your patio heater regularly, at least once a year. This helps avoid dust and other material buildups, which could interfere with your patio heater functioning properly.

Adhere to the manufacturer's recommendations and allow the heater plenty of space around it.

Electric Patio Heaters 

Patio heaters that run on electricity are another fantastic option because they run on electricity, produce as much heat as their fuel counterparts, and have a wide variety of controls available. Proper outdoor electric patio heaters need to be installed and tapped into your power grid by a professional. 

Our infrared electric heaters come in a large variety of sizes, strengths, and styles (including several decorative finishes) to fit all your patio needs. We also carry a wide range of control devices for our electric heaters from simple ON/OFF switches and temperature dials, to universal control panels and smart home devices (allowing you to schedule your heaters, control more than one, control them from your smartphone, and more).

Electric infrared patio heaters are all box-shaped infrared heaters that can be mounted above, on a wall, or inset so that they are flush with your wall or ceiling.

What Is Infrared Heat

Although the idea of heat radiation may sound slightly unsettling, it is fairly ordinary in practice. All warm objects heat when the environment around them is cooler, and all warm objects take in heat from other warm objects. You will notice that almost everything you look at is either giving off or taking in heat, and most objects will do both. When you walk on a winter's day when the sun is shining, you will both take in the heat that the sun emits and release some of your body heat into the cold air.

In contrast to panels, outdoor infrared heaters produce radiated heat by employing heating components that are heated to extremely high temperatures. Because these temperatures are too high to touch, the heating elements are encased within the housing and protected by a metal grill and minimum safe clearances from combustibles must be adhered to. In most cases, they are hung from the ceiling or the wall or mounted on top of a pole, giving them a mushroom appearance.

Radiant heat is especially beneficial in outdoor locations, where convection heat is ineffective since it escapes into cooler areas as it moves through the air. Infrared waves pass through the air and heat people and objects directly to a comfortable temperature. Patio spaces can benefit greatly from the employment of infrared patio heaters.

Using outdoor infrared technology can benefit a variety of indoor places, including warehouses, factories, and churches as long as proper installation and usage are adhered to. Because of their quick heating times, infrared heaters that are specifically made for indoor usage have also proven to be popular in bathrooms, workshops, and conservatories.

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