When the weather cools down outside, it doesn't mean that you have to stay inside. You can dine alfresco and create an inviting entertaining area with a outdoor gas heater. Plus, outdoor gas heaters throw an ambient light and can add a stylish touch to your outdoor area, especially when matched with your furniture or benches .
Heating up your home can burn a hole in your pocket so being energy conscious when choosing a heater is important. Luckily outdoor heaters are relatively cheap to run by using an energy-efficient propane gas bottle. Some gas heaters can also be connected to a gas line at your home but you must check with the manufacturer. Clean burning and practically odourless, gas outdoor heaters give a strong and steady radiant heat that it easy to control with the twist of a knob.
There is a range of gas outdoor heaters available including standing, hanging, table top and pyramid. All of these heaters can be used effectively to heat your deck, pool area, patio or in bars and restaurants. However, an outdoor heater will help you make the most of your space so think about how your family or customers use it. For example, if you have a large open space a standing or pyramid outdoor gas heater could be the best option. Or, if you make good use of your outdoor furniture , perhaps a table top heater is best. And, for homes with limited space a hanging heater might be the most effective.
Before you purchase an outdoor heater check the heat output to make sure it is right for you. The manufacturer should be able to tell you how many square meters the heater will be able to warm, this can range from 5 to 17 meters. Some types of heaters come with a flame failure and tip over safety features so if safety is an issue, keep these in mind. Most outdoor gas heaters are fully portable and include wheels so they can easily be brought out for use in winter and stored during the hotter summer months