The right patio heaters can be a good, cost effective investment for any homeowner that wants to take advantage of outdoor living space all year round. Heaters for your patio come in a wide range of styles and colors to compliment the décor of your patio. Some patio heaters are available in tabletop designs, while others are on poles that range in height from 3 to 7 feet. Patio heaters may operate on kerosene, propane, or natural gas. Infrared/ radiant heaters are available to effectively heat any size patio.
Patio heaters are energy efficient and can keep your patio at a comfortable temperature so you can get the most use from it during the colder months of autumn and winter. The most energy efficient patio heaters operate on natural gas, which is cleaner burning than many other types of fuel. The heater is very simple to install, since it runs off your natural gas line.
Butane and propane are byproducts of natural gas. Both types of fuel need more refining and they cost considerably more. Gas patio heaters are versatile and are available in different models, including an overhead model that won’t use and floor space. Tower models are available in 2000 BTUs up to 15,000 BTUs. They’re not only energy efficient but aren’t expensive, and can be stored away during the summer months.