Install a Rattan Patio Heater to Save Energy
If you are considering installing a patio heater, you should first of all decide how much heat you need. You will have to measure the size of your patio so that the heater will be able to fit.
After deciding how big your patio heater is going to be, it is time to look at what type of heater you want. There are two basic types of patio heaters – gas and electric. Both of these can be expensive if you want a lot of heat for your patio, but they are very energy efficient.
An electric patio heater is generally cheaper to buy and run than a gas heater. The only down side to this is that they have to be plugged in every night. Electric patio heaters have to have a transformer to help the electric current to travel the distance to your home and back again, but the electricity is already in motion.
A gas patio heater on the other hand must be filled with propane gas and will have to be re-used. This means that you have to get rid of the gas tank, because most gas tanks do not last long. You also have to refill the tank every time you fill up your heater. Gas patio heaters also need to be plugged in during the day.
The next thing you need to decide on is whether you want a gas or electric patio heater. If you decide to go with an electric patio heater, make sure that it has a thermostat that will shut off the heat at a certain temperature. Electric patio heaters are considerably cheaper than gas ones, but you will have to wait until the next evening to use your heater again.
The last thing you need to consider is the size of the heater. It is possible to install a large heater onto a small patio, but the heat that is produced will dissipate very quickly. If you plan to sit on your patio for longer periods of time, then you may have a good reason to consider installing a large patio heater.
For those who just want to sit outside on their patio for a few hours every day, then you can settle for a smaller, portable and energy efficient patio heater. These heaters can either be run by propane or by electricity, and they will need to be plugged in every night. However, they are much cheaper than gas or electric heaters, and you can easily replace them when you are out of fuel.
Whatever type of patio heater you choose, it will certainly make your life a lot easier. They make the perfect addition to any home or garden. So, don’t delay, choose the type of heater that is best for you.