With summer coming to an end, you might be thinking about how you can spend more time outside on your patio during the cooler months. One way to combat the cold weather is to invest in an outdoor heater. A good outdoor heater can warm up an area that is approximately 12 feet in diameter. If your patio is much larger than this, you can easily set up 2 or 3 evenly spaced heaters in order to maximize the comfort of your backyard guests.
Over the last decade, huge advancements have been made in the design and construction of outdoor patio heaters. Gone are the days of ugly, unwieldy outdoor heaters. Today, Armand’s Discount offers a huge selection of sleek, low profile outdoor heaters that will not draw attention away from the key features of your patio. Another notable change in the production of outdoor heaters is that they are much more affordable now than they once were. You can buy a post style patio heater for as little as $199 – something that is affordable on almost any budget.
The biggest decision you will have to make when purchasing your outdoor heater is whether you are interested in a freestanding or hanging heater for your backyard. Freestanding heaters tend to be more affordable and versatile, but they are also the more noticeable option.
Hanging heaters tend to be tucked out of the way, blending in with their surroundings – something that can be important to homeowners that are trying to create a certain atmosphere on their patio. The drawback of hanging heaters is that you will need to have a strong wall, ceiling, or pillar on which to mount your heater. This can limit your options for heater placement and spacing. Whichever option you choose, you are sure to find several great options on Armand’s Discount.
Freestanding Heaters for Your Backyard
Lava Heat Italia carries a top notch line of freestanding outdoor heaters. These high quality heaters are built to last, with high quality bronze, stainless steel, or gun metal construction. Most outdoor heaters are powered by propane, but it is possible to find natural gas or electric options if you shop around.
If you opt for an electric powered outdoor heater, make sure that you have a convenient place to plug it in. While many people prefer an electric heater for environmental reasons, these heaters will always need to be placed near a power source, making them less portable than propane or natural gas powered outdoor heaters.
Freestanding outdoor heaters are great because they are so versatile. Unlike hanging heaters, freestanding heaters can easily be moved around to different areas of your patio. This is great if your outdoor space has several distinct areas that will need to be heated at different times. You can minimize your costs by investing in one or two freestanding heaters rather than installing hanging heaters throughout your backyard.
Hanging Heaters for Your Backyard
Hanging heaters are great because they can be tucked out of the way, making them significantly less noticeable than a freestanding heater. Infratech specializes in wall and ceiling mounted patio heaters. They offer products for both residential and commercial spaces, including flush mount, wall mount, ceiling mount, and pole mounted installations.
Flush mount heaters offer the lowest profile. These heaters are often partially covered by the ceiling’s plaster, stucco, or drywall. This keeps the heater tucked away and unnoticeable – something that is important to many design conscious homeowners. The drawback of flush mounted heaters is that they usually need to be installed during the initial stages of the patio’s construction. It can be difficult to go back and install a flush mounted heater at a later date.
A good compromise can be a wall or ceiling mounted heater. These are not usually built into the ceiling, but instead attached to a pre existing surface. This makes them much easier to install than a flush mounted heater. Because of this, ceiling mounted heaters offer a good compromise between design and practicality.
Another popular choice for hanging heaters is to mount them on a pole. Pole mounted heaters are great because they can be placed almost anywhere, not just near a pre existing wall or ceiling. This makes them a popular choice for wide, open patios with lots of uncovered sitting areas.
If you would like to learn more about the huge selection of outdoor heaters available at Armand’s Discount, browse our website, stop by our Culver City storefront, or contact our team by phone or email.