Tuesday, 28 December 2010

Patio Heaters and Other Outdoor Heaters Can Keep Jack Frost at Bay

As August slides into September, much too soon for some of us, you might be tempted to say "That's it for the summer." Nothing could be further from the truth! Outdoor heaters come in many different types, and keep the chilly air at bay so that you can enjoy your yard well into the winter. Depending on where you live, patio heaters might even keep you outdoors and enjoying the fresh air right through into spring!

Your first step when picking out patio heaters is to be sure you're getting a radiant heater. Such outdoor heaters radiate infrared warmth, just like the sun, and are the best choice for an outdoor space. The other kind of heater, a convection heater, is better for indoor spaces. Now that you have that term firmly in mind, it's time to look at all the different choices of patio and outdoor heaters.

Patio Heaters come in Free-Standing and Table-Top Versions. What's best for you?

If you have a larger outdoor space, a free-standing patio heater might work for you. These heaters look a little like lampposts, and you will often find them on patios at restaurants. Usually fueled by propane, such patio heaters are efficient to run, warm a large area (if you sit right next to them you might be too warm!) and come in a variety of styles from a simple upright pole to an elegantly decorated stand.

If you don't have quite so much space, you can choose table-top outdoor heaters. They work much the same as the free-standing ones, look a little like table lamps, but are much smaller and more affordable forms of patio heaters. Another advantage of these patio heaters is that they can be moved around easily. If you have many guests to a party, one table-top outdoor heater per table will ensure that all your visitors are comfortable.

Outdoor Heaters can be Affixed to Roofs and Walls

When choosing heaters to use outdoors, you are of course not restricted to patio heaters. Versions which look like fluorescent strips can be mounted above you on a gazebo, trellis or roof. Other versions of outdoor heaters are affixed to walls, with fancier styles including a bracket-mounted lantern. Placed correctly, you can keep an entire outdoor space warm and ready for use no matter how cold it gets. Heavy-duty commercial outdoor heaters are also available.

No matter where you live, don't think that the onset of Fall is "it" for outdoor living. Patio heaters can extend your season considerably. Look into the options first, and see what types of outdoor heaters work for you!

Zoe Prestwick is a freelance writer who enjoys writing about home and garden. Zoe is a copywriter for Outdora, a retailer that specializes in heightening the outdoor experience.

Located in Sonoma, California, Outdora is committed to customer service excellence and providing top of the line merchandise at unbeatable prices! Outdora offers an extensive inventory of outdoor heaters and patio heaters.

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