Sunday, 2 August 2009

Why Buy Electric Patio Heaters Over Gas Patio Heaters?

There are a number of benefits of electric patio heaters. Electric patio heaters do not produce any emissions, they are very efficient, some can be mounted out of reach of children and pets and they are fairly affordable.

Why don't electric patio heaters produce emissions?

Electric patio heaters do not produce any emissions because they do not burn any type of gas. These heaters use electric energy to create radiant heat. This heat directly and instantly warm objects and people. Radiant heat is like the heat that the sun creates which isn't stuffy or dry but these heaters do not emit ultra violet rays which can be harmful.

Why are electric heaters so efficient?

Electric heaters are so efficient because they do not waste any energy warming up the air. The heat that is produced by electric heaters is instant heat which means you are not wasting fuel or energy waiting for a space or a heater to warm up because these heaters heat objects and people directly without warming the air around them. Many electric heaters have regulators which allow you to adjust the heat levels, saving even more on costs.

Will my heater take up a lot of space?

Strip-style electric heaters can be mounted near ceilings so that they are out of reach of children, animals and guests. They do not take up any space and they are usually well out of view so they do not take away from the ambience of the space. Since these heaters do not produce an open flame they can be mounted closer to walls and ceilings than the gas fueled heaters. This is really beneficial for people that do not have a lot of space to spare.

How much will a heater cost?

Since cost always plays a role in my decisions to buy products you may be surprised at how affordable an electric heater can be. You can find units for around $200 and up. Just make sure you know how much space you want to heat so you can pick the right heater to do the job. Not only do these heaters come in different strengths (watts) they also come in different lengths which allows you to customize your heater purchase.