Choosing a Trendy Patio Heater that is Best for You
Winter is on the way and you don't want to spend the whole winter hibernating in your house. You don't want to freeze to death either just because you want to enjoy the outdoors. That is when trendy patio heaters can be a life saver. Not only do you get to come out of your shell in the winter but you get to stay warm as well. You have seen a few patio heaters and you don't know what to do. You have a patio heater already on your list of things to buy for Christmas. You want to make sure the person buying the patio heater knows what you really want.
If you live in a really big house with acres of land, you could get away with using a drum and burning woods in it. You will not want to try that if you live in more confined space. You don't want to end up homeless or worse causing harm to someone. There is nothing like a wood patio heater. This is not the DIY stuff you can pull off when it comes to heating your patio.
What to look for in a patio heater
How to choose a trendy patio heater will depend on the amount of space you are try to heat. It will also depend on what might appear to be trendy to you. You need to know that patio heaters come in all shapes and sizes just like humans. Which are the best patio heaters and which ones are the trendiest?
There are patio heaters that can be wall mounted. They will cost about $180. The problem will these is that you are stuck with them being mounted on the wall. In other to take advantage of these type of patio heaters you will almost have to hug the wall on which it is mounted. On the plus side, if you have little children at home, you can enjoy the heat from the patio heater without causing harm to your children. These wall mounted patio heaters are not the trendiest but they get the job done.
There are other patio heaters that are like street lamp post. They are not that tall but you get the idea. They can be placed in the middle or anywhere you want on your patio. These patio heaters look like umbrellas but they do generate a lot of heat. You can all gather around the patio heater like when you have to share a single umbrella with 5 or more people. You need to make sure you can adjust the height of these types of patio heater. If they are too high you might be losing too much heat. If patio heater is too close, you might get more than a sun tan. The stand alone patio heaters are mostly trendy and give your patio a nice warm feeling.
How much Watt or BTU do you need for your patio heater?
Don't be swayed by the numbers. The amount of heat you need will depend on the amount of space you want to warm up. Just look at how much heat a patio heater burn in your budget. That will help you decide how much heat you can afford. If you have a reasonable size patio, you probably can afford to buy a patio heater.
How long will the patio heater heating device last?
Most patio heaters are like light bulbs. You need to make sure the patio heater has available spare parts just in case the infrared lamp runs out of gas. Most of those patio heater's light bulbs are said to last up to 5000 hours. You can do the math to make sure you know how long it will last. If you live in the North Pole, you might need a patio heater that generates more than 5000 hours of heat. If you live in the North Pole, you probably don't need a patio heater.