There are different types of patio heaters that we can choose. There are different fuel sources that we can use for the patio heaters, such as natural gas or propane. Other types of heaters could be powered by electricity. We may also use fire pits or wood burning pits to give us the old fashioned feel and look. Some heaters could be better suited to our patio, while others are not. We should know that electricity, wood and gas are not free. Although electricity is readily available in many houses, gas and wood would need to be purchased in store, unless we live in a wilderness where wood can be obtained freely in large amount.
Gas heaters are often quite large and it should be able to cover a huge outdoor area. The most common fuel source for this kind of heater is propane or natural gas. The emission should be much less than the type that is fueled by burning wood. So, we shouldn’t be too worried about the emission of smoke. Gas heaters can be made of aluminum, brass or stainless steel. A good gas heaters are equipped with proper safety measures that can effectively stop the gas flow, if the entire unit is tipped over or otherwise get damaged. This could allow us to prevent any kind of accident, so it would be quite ideal for any outdoor party.
Another model that we should consider to choose is the one that is powered by electricity. This can be the most convenient choice, because electricity can be acquire rather easily. We won’t need to be worried about the lack of electricity. As long as our bills are paid, we shouldn’t run out of electricity, even in the middle of a party. This kind of unfortunate situation may happen when we use gas or wood. However, there is a limitation related to electric heater, because it is not appropriate for heating a larger area. It is possible that we end spending more money during a very cold day. Electricity heater is appropriate for smaller patio that accommodates a much smaller number of people.
We may also choose wood burning pit or stove, which is a good old fashioned option for homeowners with more rustic preferences. The most common model is a table and a pit at the middle. The pit should be properly covered so people won’t get burned. Embers and burning charcoals also have a nasty habit of jumping out, so the cover should provide enough protection for people. With a table-like pit, more people should be able to gather around and they can do this outdoor, even during a cold night. While keeping themselves warm, people should be able to take time to talk with one another and share all their experiences. Obviously, we should choose the proper type of wood as fuel. The wood should provide the best amount of heat, without producing too much smoke and ash.