Which ones are the best?
If you have a patio area, you most likely see it as a place where you can retreat and enjoy life to its fullest. Many times though, the weather may not be that good, and that’s where the need for a good Patio heater will arise (even in Dubai). But what model should you use, should you go for the electric ones or the gas based ones?
Some things are obvious, like the heater location, the amount of space you have and what type of energy you want to use. But to learn which type of Patio heater is the best, we wanted to see some of the pros and cons of both electric and gas based models.
Gas Patio Heaters
These Patio heaters work great if you want to heat up enclosed areas. They offer a radiant heat that brings in a pleasant sensation. They work very well in regions where you don’t have electricity or where you find it rather challenging to add wires on the floor.
A benefit that comes from gas Patio heaters is that these don’t require installation, you can easily move them around at your leisure. Also, the installation process is fast; you just have to install the canister, turn the heater on and that’s it. Some heaters use these canisters as a barbecue, which means that you can have some reserve canisters already.
The cost to run for a gas model is around 1.20 per hour for 13kW. You can use these Patio heaters only on the floor, but the downside is that you do need replacement canisters all the time.
Electric Patio heaters
Unlike gas based models, the electric models are very light. You can also use them in a lot more mediums. You can have them free standing, convertible from wall to floor, or you can put them on the wall or your ceiling if you want.
Moreover, the overall costs are cheaper when compared to gas Patio heaters, and they also tend to be silent too. This is very important if you have a patio area that should be silent to help you relax and enjoy your time.
There’s no need to worry about running out of any fuel either. You just have a switch that allows you to start or stop the heater at your convenience. You can use the electric Patio heaters to warm specific areas instead of the entire room. That being said, the heat is not affected by the wind, which does happen in the case of gas models.
Which one is the best?
It all comes down to what you like the most here. Usually, you will note that the electric heaters offer a much better area coverage and the cost to run is smaller, not to mention you don’t need replacement canisters. They can also be mounted in a variety of ways, whereas the gas Patio heaters can be put solely on the floor. That being said, there’s a lot of value that comes from gas based Patio heaters, since they can be amazing for the large or enclosed areas. So, you just have to study all your requirements, and in the end, you can easily pick the right one that suits your needs the most!
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