Enjoy your Garden and Patio for longer with this: With the increased new trend in outdoor living, we’re all spending more money on our gardens and patios. This has undoubtedly been happening through TV Gardening DIY programs. Creating an inspirational outdoor living space is something we can all do. Just get a wide range of hard and soft landscaping products, lighting, decorations and garden accessories available on the market.
Gas patio heaters
Some of the latest innovations are in garden heating, which allows us to spend more leisure time enjoying our outdoor areas. We can entertain family and guests or simply relax. Gas patio Heaters provide instant controllable heat and warmth, thus making your outside room very comfortable. They become as enjoyable as any of your inside rooms. On days when the temperature is not as warm as one would like, the patio heater can be turned on. It gives off a heat circle of about 6 meters. Gas patio heaters come into their own after sun set, when they create atmospheres from party to tranquil.
When choosing a gas patio heater, always ensure that it has the necessary safety features. They are as follows: a tilt sensor, which will cut off the gas and flame if the patio heater is knocked or blown over whilst in use. The other one is an auto shut off switch will cut off the gas if the flame is blown out.
How to choose?
Patio heaters come in many shapes and sizes. The most popular are the upright standing heaters, sometimes available with a circular table around the gas bottle housing, and the table top patio heater. Heat output is measured in Kilowatts and sizes range from 12 kw up to 15kw gas patio heaters. These heaters are usually used for pub, hotel and commercial environments.
Finished gas patio heaters usually range from colored powder coated, to the more expensive stainless steel models. The main difference in finishes relate to the likely life of the heater. Stainless steel patio heaters look by far the most impressive and will keep their luster for many years. Powder coated patio heaters tend to weather slightly less well and will rust if the powder coating is damaged.
Don’t forget the gas bottles
Table top heaters are very popular but are a lot smaller. They also have a smaller heat output, but they are a very effective way of providing heat to people immediately around the garden table. Accessories for Patio heaters include covers (a must if you intend to leave it outside during the winter), wheels (enable you to easily move the heater around the garden), ballast tanks (which give extra stability). Most good patio heaters actually come with a gas bottle regulator installed and ready for easy attachment.
Patio heaters run off bottles gas, mainly butane but sometimes propane which is widely available in the US. The regulator clips straight onto the bottle and is easy to install, which is usually supplied with the heater. Gas regulators are supplied by all gas bottle suppliers. Ensure that you take your gas bottle along to the dealer as there are varying sizes of bottle head.
Patio heaters require very little maintenance if any at all, and will give extend your time in your garden or on you patio.
Some safety points worth remembering are;
Position in a fairly sheltered area, as this will both reduce damage in strong winds and increase the amount of ambient heat output. If the heater is outdoors during the winter, buy a patio heater cover and protect you heater with it. Always leave the gas bottle in the heater to give it extra weight says Landscaper Cleveland.
If you patio heater comes supplied with a ballast tank in the base, fill it with sand. Use water but mix car anti-freeze with it, otherwise the tank may crack when freezing occurs in winter, if sand is unavailable. Do not let children use the patio heater as a toy or climbing frame.
Enjoy your Garden and Patio for longer with this
Enjoy long nights throughout the year with your patio heater – your life will take a new turn into outdoor living.