How an Electric Patio Heater Can Extend the Summer
You can always extend the warm summer days with an electric patio heater
The climate just seems to be getting colder and colder in northern America, and warm months seem to just fleet away in a short span of time. And even if Spring and Summer have come, most people feel that it’s taking more than usual to really warm up. But there’s a great way to warm yourself up even in outdoor spaces – an electric patio heater! No matter how Mother Nature keeps a cool breeze, these handy home-heating machines can give you the upper hand. They’re very much useful in decks and balconies, and you can definitely keep using them throughout the Fall.
An outdoor electric heater typically uses infrared heating technology. Take a look at the Infrared Telescoping Black Steel Pole-Mounted Patio Heater. This patio heater runs on regular household electric current. While it is less expensive to operate than propane patio heaters, it has a 90% heating efficiency. This makes it a versatile heating device that can be used both indoors and outdoors. And it can warm up at least 6 people at a time.
The best patio heaters in the market can heat areas up to 200 square feet. Infrared heating is a form of “short wave” heating, where people and objects are heated, but not the air around them. This means that an electric patio heater can warm up you up effectively, even on a windy day. And this type of heating is much more efficient than gas and propane heaters.
With regard to power costs, an outdoor electric heater is definitely much cheaper to operate than a gas or propane patio heater. You can operate an electric patio heater for as low as $0.11-0.27 per hour. Plus, it doesn’t produce fumes because no fuel is burned.
Infrared electric patio heaters come in many designs for all types of indoor and outdoor settings. You can readily choose the right model for your porch, balcony or awning. Most of these heaters are easily plugged into regular 120-volt outlets, and can produce heat of up to 1500 watts. The most powerful commercial patio heaters can even produce up to 12,000 watts when plugged into a 240-volt outlet.
Lastly, the best patio heaters are very safe to use. On top of their steel construction, most of these heaters have a tip-over protection system that serves as an additional safety feature when it is used outdoors.
An electric patio heater can truly help extend your summer days, and allow you to be warm and cozy outdoors for an extended period of time. Please check out our collection for more info on patio heaters.