Choosing a patio heater needs to be done with great care to ensure a model that caters to your needs. Patio heaters come in various types and styles and are used to heat up your patio during chilly weather conditions. There are lamp-type heaters, which resemble street lamps and the rectangular heaters that can be mounted on the patio ceiling or wall. The working mechanism of both these models is the same. In the case of open patios, lamp type heaters are better suited as these are free standing while those with an enclosed patio can opt for the space heaters that can be mounted on the wall or the ceiling. However, mountable heaters are more expensive.
The Working Principle of Patio Heaters
Patio heaters use natural gas or propane to generate heat though there are many other options like infrared heaters too. There are many models ranging from 4,000-watt -8000 watt models in various colors or in stainless steel finish. When switched on these can emit warmth just like sunshine and would help you to make use of the outside patios for evening parties by keeping these spaces warm and cozy even during nippy weather.
The patio fireplaces that are powered by propane, natural gas or electricity are also on offer. They ensure a cozy feeling and warmth wood heaters that resembles the old fashioned log fire place and appear as if real wood fire is burning in them, though these are not made to burn wood. There are trendy table top patio heaters as well, which give out direct heat than the larger models.
Parts of a Patio Heater
The lamppost models run on propane cylinders and the gas line is connected to the post. The hose and the regulator attached to the heater will help you to adjust the heat and to turn off and on. The propane passes through the hose from the tank along the gas line and the regulator to the post where the dome emitter is situated to give out warmth. Once there, the propane burns to produce warmth, which the emitter puts out.
Space heaters can be used not only in homes but also in bars and restaurants to make the best use of the open spaces.