Guide to Buying a Patio Heater for Your Patio

Summer is coming to an end and the evenings are getting cooler. It’s the end of long discussions on the balcony having a few drinks with friends. If you’ve just set up your terrace, you’ll probably want to prolong this pleasure for a longer period of time. An electric or gas patio heater will allow you to use your terrace for a few more weeks.

A Purchase Not To Be Taken Lightly

An electric or propane gas patio heater is a lasting and important investment and should not be taken lightly. In a big-box store, you will have to consider that not all employees are trained to equip you.

If you choose the wrong patio heater, it could cost you money in the medium to long term. It is therefore advisable to turn to experts to reduce the risk of error.

By turning to experts in exterior design, you will also ensure that the patio heater you choose will fit perfectly into your outdoor environment.

Electric or Gas Patio Heaters: Which is Better?

This question is frequently asked. There are many choices available to you, but it is important to consider the space you have.

Propane Patio Heaters

Gas models are more popular with dealers and are generally more powerful than electric patio heaters. They heat an area of 20 to 30 m. Esthetically, they blend in well with your patio.

However, they are heavy and difficult to move and emit strong odors due to fumes. They can also dry out canvas and curtains. They only heat the ambient air. Therefore, you are not safe from a wind breeze.

Electric Patio Heaters

The electric models are eco-friendly and offer better heat diffusion. They do not require a lot of maintenance and take up little space. The lamp lasts 5000 hours. However, their range is smaller compared to gas patio heaters.

Factors to Consider When Purchasing

There are 2 factors to consider when purchasing your electric or gas patio heater:

  • The size of your living space: You should not have to completely change your outdoor layout to install your patio heater.

  • Your budget: A patio heater is an investment that must be sustainable. When making your budget, you should consider the cost of your patio heater during installation and maintenance.

Trust our Expertise

It is always best to consult experts before choosing a patio heater.

Gas patio heaters have some advantages. However, if you are looking for a more durable solution that doesn’t take up space and requires little maintenance, it’s best to choose an electric patio heater. You should also consider the size of your space and your budget.

Since 1985, Groupe Bellon Prestige has been offering its expert services in custom awnings and exterior design. If you are interested in our services, ask for a quick and free quote.

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