Patio Heaters – Picking The Best One And Safety Tips

Patio heaters are a great way to keep warm on a cold night outside. Many people are beginning to invest in them because it provides a good amount of heat. With a patio heater, enjoying a good night out is easily enjoyed without having to bulk up. There are a few things to consider when thinking about the right patio heater for you to purchase.

Two of the greatest things to consider is the amount of space you need to be heated, and the amount of money you are willing to spend.

Before buying an outdoor heater, you should find out your community’s safety regulations. Some places do not allow open flames or patio heaters. This is important because you don’t want to end up spending hundreds on a machine you can’t use.

Patio heaters come in two ways, portable and permanent. Portable heaters run off of propane. Patio heaters, usually have a specific space underneath it for the propane tank. With a propane ran patio heater, installation is very easy. So easy, you can do it yourself. If you are looking for a heater that can be easily transported to various places on both your patio, or around your backyard, a heater that uses propane, would be the best patio heater for you.

If you are looking for a heater that will only need to be placed in one place, I would suggest investing in a patio heater that uses natural gas. Natural gas patio heaters are not as portable, because it is hooked up to a gas line. Because it is attached to a line, you will need to hire a certified technician. Attempting to set it up yourself, is greatly advised against, especially if you have no prior experience.

Safety experts say that a heater should have it’s own specific outlet. If you already have a line, multiple outlets can be installed, but it is only suggested to have two patio heaters per line. These cost significantly higher amounts of money than portable ones, but are said to be safer. So if you only need a heater in one specific location, a permanent heater will be the right patio heater for you.

Since most heaters do contain open fires, it is incredibly important to adhere by the safety rules. The owners manual has safety rules that will insure that you and your family will be safe while using this product. Please be wary of children and pets playing next to the patio heater, for they may accidentally tip it over causing a fire. Most patio heater though, usually have a feature which allows the heater to automatically turn off when tilted to an angle.

Another thing to think about, is to beware of placing heater next to any combustible items, because this may cause a fire. When picking a heater, the best thing to think about is your needs, and their various safety rules.