Wednesday, 19 August 2009

The New Face of Propane Patio Heaters

If you are looking for something a bit more stylish than the traditional dome-style patio heaters I found a great new product. It is a patio heater that looks great and works a bit differently than other patio heaters.

How it looks

This heater has a hammer coated bronze finish that will really add style to any outdoor space. The propane tank fits inside the base of the heater so it is completely hidden from view. Above the housing for the propane tank you will see a very decorate cover that shields the infrared heating unit which provides 160 degrees of warmth. At the top of this unit you will find a chimney-looking piece that actually contains a gas light which provides some soft lighting which adds to the ambience of any event. The whole unit is one of the most attractive patio heaters I have seen and is sure to be a conversation piece at your next party.

How it works

With most dome-style patio heaters, propane fuel is run through at small cylinder to the burner located at the top of the unit. The dome shaped cover reflects heat down warming the air around the heater which in turn warms the people around the heater. With this new style heater, the infrared burner is located much lower on the unit. By bringing the heating source closer to the objects or people you are trying to heat you are increasing the effectiveness of the heater. Also, infrared heaters heat objects directly and not the air around them so it is a very efficient heater.

Other great features

Other great features of this heater include adjustable heat output, easy start electronic ignition and integrated wheels for easy mobility. The adjustable heat output allows you to change the heat output from 20,000 btu's to 36,500 btu's. This feature is great if you do not need maximum heat at all times. The easy start electronic ignition runs off of batteries, which are included, and allows you to light your heater with a simple push of a button. The ignition is located towards the bottom of the unit so you do not need to stretch or utilize a step stool to light your heater. The integrated wheels are a great feature that makes moving the heater around your patio really easy.