Ever wish that you could change the weather? Well you can with a simple patio heater! You may have noticed heating units at luxury restaurants, hotel lofts, and other outdoor venues. Patio heaters allow you to enjoy the evening without having to worry about cold weather, wind, or bringing an extra jacket.
If you’re skeptical about the amount of heat these patio heaters provide, try for yourself. Stand around a warm patio heater for just a few seconds and you will know that they provide ample heat for a toasty backyard bash! Here are some of the different styles of patio heaters that you may find suitable for your application.
Stainless Steel Patio Heaters
Stainless steel is among the most durable metals used for home furnishing. To top it off, the stylish finish is visually enticing and easy to clean. Patio heaters can update your deck with a modern look that will revitalize your backyard.
Pictured below is the 89” Lotus Stainless Steel Commercial Patio Heater. Weighing just over 45 pounds, the Lotus Patio heater packs a real punch. This stainless steel patio heater boasts a 46,000 BTU heating capacity. To put this in context, a normal house requires 20,000-25,000 BTU’s. Stainless steel patio heaters are the best way to go if you are deciding based on heating capacity.
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Umbrella Patio Heaters
Umbrella patio heaters are an intuitive take on traditional patio heaters. They allow you to conceal your heating source in a discrete location that puts to practice the phrase, “out of sight, out of mind.” As you can see in the picture below, the Inferno Umbrella features 3 heating modules that provide 3 X 500 watts of heating power.
When not in use, the heating panels fold away neatly and are nearly unnoticeable unless pointed out. Powered by electricity, this patio heater begins working instantly when plugged into a standard electrical outlet. ETL approved and crafted to withstand the elements, the Inferno Umbrella Patio Heater is ideal for outdoor dining and romantic evenings on the deck.
Hanging Patio Heaters
Hanging patio heaters serve functional and decorative purposes. These beautiful patio heaters fill the air with warmth and improve the aesthetics of vertical space. Pictured below is one of our favorites, the Tiga Copper Finished Hanging Patio Heater from Gibson. This outdoor halogen heater runs off of electricity and emits no fumes, meaning you don’t have to worry about ashes or polluted air. Perch the Tiga hanging heater 36 inches above any dining table or chat set and continue lounging outdoors when temperatures begin to drop.
Mounted Patio Heaters
Staring at a blank wall can be uninspiring and just plain bland and insipid. One way to decorate your walls is with a wall mounted patio heater. These wall-mounted units can occupy space on the wall, not to mention the added benefit of a dancing fire lighting the area. Below is the Benson XL Slate Wall Fireplace that can be used indoors or outdoors. This wall mounted patio heater features a 2 foot long line of fire that has been recognized by sources such as Apartment Therapy. Here’s what they had to say:
“The effect is quite relaxing and sets an intimate mood for entertaining…”
Implemented an alcohol based firegel fuel, the Benson does not provide nearly as much heat as a larger heater so this is something that should be kept in mind. You can use these wall mounted heaters to warm up smaller areas of your patio or to complement existing patio heaters.
Need help finding the right patio heater for your home? Don’t hesitate to give us a call at 1-888-682-2591! Our team is familiar with popular brands such as Ambella, Dimplex, Holly & Martin, Classic Flame, and more. They’d be more than happy to clear up any questions you might have!