Monday, 3 August 2009

Electric Patio Heaters Have Some Great Advantages

If you love your outdoor patio area and are looking for some way to make it even more appealing you will find this article very interesting. With the latest trends in outdoor living you can find a number or outdoor patio heater options for your home ranging from natural gas heaters to electric patio heaters, but I really love the advantages that electric patio heaters offer.

No Combustible Fuel

Even though propane, also known as liquefied petroleum gas LPG, is a very stable gas it is flammable and if you have children and animals in your household, this can cause a bit of concern, for some. By utilizing electric patio heaters in your backyard you do not have to worry about flammable gases or emissions. These heaters do not produce any type of open flame so they do not require very large mounting clearances meaning these heaters can be placed well out of reach of children and pets. And because these heaters do not produce emissions they are safe enough to use in enclosed patios or even garages and warehouses where other types of heaters are not permitted.

Energy Efficient

Since electric patio heaters work by using infrared radiant heat to warm people and objects and not the air, these heaters are not only among the safest but also among the most energy efficient. They do not require a large amount of time to heat up, there heat is almost immediate, meaning flip a switch and you are warm. Many electric heaters come equipped with temperature regulators and multi-zone control systems so that you can control the temperature and the area you want to heat.

Space Savers

Many models of electric patio heaters can be mounted to ceilings or walls which makes them great space savers. If you are considering purchasing heaters for your commercial patio area or a small patio area, these heaters can be very beneficial to you because they do not take up any precious floor or seating space. For commercial buyers this feature can translate into more seating options and thus increased revenues.

Commercial Patio Heaters Are Now Available for Residential Use

If you need commercial patio heaters for your warehouse, garage or any indoor outdoor space you will want to know what options you have. In today's market you can find a number of different styles of patio heaters available for indoor and outdoor use and the best place to look in on the internet.

Electric Patio Heaters

Electric patio heaters are probably the most versatile heaters available because they can be used indoors or outdoors because they do not produce any type of emissions. In most cases they use infrared heat to directly heat objects and people, so they don't waste energy heating up air. You can find electric patio heaters that mount to walls or ceilings, portable units that can be moved around as needed, pole mounted heaters and even pedestal styles. If you need to warm a garage or enclosed patio during early spring or late fall, these heaters can provide enough direct heat to make you comfortable.

Propane Patio Heaters

If you enjoy eating in the outdoors at your favorite restaurant because they have propane heaters, you can now have this same luxury at home, right in your own backyard. There are a number of different styles of propane patio heaters available for residential use through the internet. You can find pedestal style heaters, bistro table style heaters and decorative gas light heaters. These types of heaters can only be used in outdoor settings, but they are very effective at warming outdoor areas. Some commercial grade units can heat areas up to an eighteen foot diameter.

Natural Gas Heaters

Another option in outdoor heating is natural gas heaters. These heaters can be connected right to existing gas lines and therefore they never run out of fuel. Most natural gas heaters are permanently mounted so you will want to make sure and map out the area you are trying to heat in order to get the maximum usage from your natural gas heaters. If you really do not want to permanently mount your heaters, there are more portable models available so you can move them around a bit more, but remember they will be connected to gas lines so you will only be able to reposition them so much.