Tuesday, 4 August 2009

Convenience For Indoor and Outdoor - Patio Heaters

If you are living in a cold area, it is a no brainer that you install heaters so the only question is, which type of heaters do you install? Initially, you may think that gas heaters allow you to pay less in your electricity bill, but are you sure you would rather not enjoy the convenience of modern electric heaters that are at your disposal? Other considerations would be associated with measurements, some numbers to crunch before you actually buy your heaters, and these are mentioned later in this article.

The convenience of a gas heater is undeniable especially when it needs no checking and refilling work. However, the advantages of electronic patio heaters are also unquestionable from the fact that it is non flammable, saves energy and space.

Electric patio heaters do not produce emissions and you do not have to worry about flammable gasses either. This means that no large clearing space for mounting is required, since there is no flame at all. With this lack of requirement, you can easily place your heaters well out of children's or pet's reach. This modern way of heating which produces no flame also makes it safe to be used not only as outdoor heating, but also in enclosed areas such as garages. Contrast this with propane, which is also known as LPG or liquefied petroleum gas. Stable as it may be, it is flammable.

The electric patio heaters give out infrared radiant heat. This means that the heater actually target to warm people rather than air which makes it energy saving. That is why an electric heater requires no substantial time to heat up and you have full control of the degree of heat as the heaters are equipped with temperature regulators and multi-zone control systems.

There are research that proves electronic heaters operate at 90% energy conversion rate. This actually is 10% energy cost for gas heater.

It is hard to find people who don't like spaces. Most of us are bent at making the most of what we have or even better saving some. Electric heaters can be mounted on the ceiling or wall so that you can use whatever space it has saved you for something else more exciting. Now how would you like that? Your home would certainly appear tidier.

So if you are game enough for electric patio heaters, you probably want to know the cost. Know that these heaters come in differing wattages and lengths so you do need to select the right one for what you require. For example, how much is the area you intend to heat up? A unit costs $200 onwards.

How do you know which heater you need anyway? A few factors for your consideration; how much is the area you intend to heat up, what is your length of area and height of mounting and, what is your all clearance requirements.

Electric patio heater is so easy to use, you can just plug it in and you set to warmth and coziness. Unlike gas heater, you don't need to wait for a specialist to install the heater for you. This heater is best for both outdoor and indoor. The heater comes with moveable mounting brackets so that you can install it permanently and don't need to think about storage or maintenance ever! Another great thing about this heater is that you no longer have to endure the gas odor. Therefore, your house can smell of anything you want it to be minus the foul smell of gas!