Getting a propane patio heater can extend the life of your open-air get-togethers.
Propane patio heaters can help keep your outdoor party going outside well into the fall – and can help it start earlier in the spring. Here are some things to consider when shopping.
Size, power, and heating area
When choosing a patio heater, the three most important features to consider are its size, heat output, and the area it will cover. Depending on the brand and style of the heater the area it heats may vary, so make sure to choose a unit with the right heating diameter.
The three types of propane gas patio heaters are wall-mounted, table top patio heaters, and freestanding. Tabletop heaters are about four feet tall, while freestanding heaters are between seven and nine feet tall. One factor to consider when choosing between a tabletop and a freestanding heater is whether you prefer a cylinder or disposable canister.
A patio heater’s most popular safety feature is the anti-tip feature, which shuts off the heater if it’s tipped past a certain angle. Look for units with this feature, as well as an oxygen depletion sensor (ODS) and an overfill protection device (OPD).
Find your heater’s annual fuel utilization efficiency (AFUE) rating. The higher the rating, the more efficient the appliance is, meaning lower bills for you.
Style and other features
Many propane heaters are available in different styles, from modern stainless steel to classic copper and enamel. Other considerations include whether the heater is portable or stationary, and its shape or design.
Whether you need help choosing a patio heater or want to keep your outdoor party going with propane refills and canisters, we can help. Contact us today for more information.