Things to Know Before Buying an Outdoor Patio Heater

By | December 26, 2011

Now you can spend your winter evenings in your garden or a patio by having an outdoor patio heater. Yes, various types of patio heaters including propane, gas and electric heaters provide heat even in outdoor spaces. Want to purchase one? Then, better know some of the things before purchasing an outdoor patio heater.

  • First, determine why you need a patio heater. If you wish to have one for arranging garden parties, then you need to choose a large-sized one.
  • As said, there are propane, natural gas and electric heaters. Know about their working and maintenance requirements before purchasing. Propane heaters work by burning propane gas, natural gas heaters work by burning natural gas and electric heaters run on electricity. When compared to electric models, propane and natural gas heaters need more maintenance.
  • Patio heaters can be tabletop, wall-mount, permanent and freestanding. So, you can choose one based on your preferences.
  • Certain heaters may need accessories like patio cover, gas hose, wheel kit, a stand, etc. So, be prepared to get these things when planning to purchase a patio heater.
  • The heater should be chosen considering safety. For instance, if you have kids and pets, then it is better to choose a table-top patio heater.
  • Consider your budget and choose the heater accordingly. Keep in mind installation costs, maintenance costs, fuel costs, etc. when selecting a patio heater.

These points bring you an idea on what and how to choose an outdoor patio heater. So, select a right heater and also follow required maintenance measures to ensure its effective functioning and enjoy warmth outdoors.