How do the different types of patio heater work?
Despite all producing heat, patio heaters perform differently depending on how they are powered. Electric patio heaters work by directing their heat output in a specific direction, so careful placement is paramount. They’re usually wall mounted, but freestanding models exist in case you want to replicate the look of a traditional gas powered model. Electric heaters have the advantage of being powered by your mains electricity, which means you can save a lot of money in the long run when compared to gas powered varieties.
Gas powered patio heaters are the most common type and are usually large, freestanding units capable of supplying a substantial heat to a large area. They require regular fuelling but many models these days are highly efficient and can last for weeks at a time. Gas powered patio heaters come in an extraordinary range of different shapes and sizes, from minimalistic chrome heaters to pyramid-shaped open flame units that function as centre pieces for your garden.
Traditional, wood powered patio heaters are a brilliant way to bring a bit of rustic charm to your garden’s ambience. Often called chimeneas, they are made from clay and produce heat by burning small amounts of wood. Chimeneas are stunning centre pieces guaranteed to generate interest and enjoyment from family and friends alike!