If you love to entertain outdoors, the summer months never seem long enough. Now, you can add weeks of outdoor entertainment time to your schedule by using gas patio heaters. They provide a temperature boost during the chilly fall evenings and during the spring months as well. If you regularly use your patio as a type of outdoor kitchen, or as an extension to your living room, a heater in the space will make it more user friendly throughout the year.
In the spring, you may enjoy taking the chill from the morning air by turning on the heater and taking your cup of coffee outdoors for some sun benefit before starting your work day. A doughnut or piece of coffee cake, a newspaper or some conversation is a positive kick start for the tasks you must complete. Heating the space just enough to be noticed gives you fresh air and sunshine in comfort.
You can make your living room seem larger by opening it to the outdoors. A smooth flow between indoor and outdoor spaces gives you gas heaters more comfort throughout the year. A warm and inviting space that opens to the outdoor larger space provides an attractive setting when entertaining or when enjoying your family time.
Gas heaters have advantages over wood, propane or electric heaters. You don’t have the problem of smoke and ashes that come with wood heat. The smell and feel of smoke in your eyes, clothing and hair is eliminated with you stick with gas heat. With a wood heater you can get sparks blowing into combustible material like your patio furniture. No one likes cleaning out ashes and checking a chimney for efficient operation.
An electric heater is cleaner, but you have to wait for the coils to heat up and electricity is expensive to use in many areas. A wood heater means finding a lighter, paper and kindling to light the fire. It usually requires some effort to get it going to the point where larger pieces of wood will burn efficiently. It the meantime, it’s too chilly to enjoy.
Heating with wood means buying or cutting wood. You must also find somewhere that the wood can be stored near to the heater. This takes up space on your patio. Wood can be full of insects, can have sticky sap in it and may be dirty. Slivers received from handling the logs are never pleasant. Propane tanks for that type of heater are heavy, bulky and must be refilled when empty.
Although gas lines must be installed by a professional, once they are in, you can simply hook up the unit to the nearest connection and enjoy the heat. Some people have more than one connection installed so that the heater can be moved easily from one location to another. The heaters are not heavy, so this portability is a nice feature.
An attractive appearance is another benefit for gas patio heaters. They’re small enough to be unobtrusive and never look rusty or worn. You can easily use them on a porch or deck as well as on the patio.